Species Alliums being edible?

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:02:11 PDT
Odyssey Bulbs carries a lot of Allium species:
http://odysseybulbs.com/alliumtoipheion.html

If you're willing to import, Magic Garden Seeds carries most of the
European species mentioned:
http://magicgardenseeds.com/seite/…

This place carries a lot of western USA native Allium species but not sure
they ship mail order:
http://sevenoaksnativenursery.com/native-plants/…

Prairie Moon Nursery also carries many USA native species:
http://prairiemoon.com/product.php/…


Dennis in Cincinnati



On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Colleen <silkie@frontiernet.net> wrote:

> I looked up your alliums and could not find a single seed or plant source.
>  Are they only available in the wild?
>
> I have a perennial garlic that has self-seeded and returned for years,
> even through minus 20-30F temps.  I don't remember where I bought it, but I
> think it was billed as Egyptian or top-set garlic.  All I have been able to
> find on the web just now are similar plants said to be onions.  Mine
> produce a ball of little garlics and if left unharvested will drop down
> producing the next year's crop.  I like to harvest the little bullets and
> have them in a dish to spoon out, sort of like a salt dish.  If anyone is
> interested I could share some of the little bulbs.
>
> Colleen
> NE Calif.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]
> On Behalf Of Mark BROWN
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 10:03 AM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Species Alliums being edible?
>
> Dear All,
> I have introduced Allium ursinium in the parts of the garden dedicated to
> wild food.
> I enjoy its' mild flavour of late in salads and a few leaves thrown in
> with pasta as it is cooking.
> You can make a great sort of pesto from its leaves which keeps well.
> Allium vineale is wild here and makes a good addition as a wild vegetable.
> I have grown A. oleraceum but this becomes too much except in the wildest
> places.
> A. ampeloprasum is quite a delicious alternative to garlic!
> A. senecens is grown for its' edibility but I have yet to try it!
> A. sativum ophioscorodon is just a curiosity. A. cepa aggregatum is a bit
> fiddly to use.
>
> Kind regards,
> Mark
>
>
>
>
>
> > Message du 05/04/13 18:44
> > De : "Nhu Nguyen"
> > A : "Pacific Bulb Society"
> > Copie à :
> > Objet : Re: [pbs] Species Alliums being edible?
> >
> > I would say that it's not a good thing to eat wild onions,
> > particularly because like many other geophytes, it takes so long for
> them regenerate.
> > The ones in California takes about 4 years to mature from seeds and I
> > would not expect any less from the ones in Israel. Perhaps they were
> > eaten more thousands of years ago was because they were much more
> > common. With that said, if you want to grow some up in your garden to
> > eat, I'd be really interested in your assessment of the flavors.
> >
> > Nhu
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Shmuel Silinsky wrote:
> >
> > > There are many species of Allium native here in Israel. Some are
> > > endemic. I am wondering if all are edible, both as leaf or as bulb.
> > > Obviously flavor will vary, even bitterness, but are any poisonous?
> > >
> > > I am especially interested in knowing about Allium aschersonium. It
> > > has a large bulb - and I would like to try it as an edible.
> > >
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