Species Alliums being edible?

Colleen silkie@frontiernet.net
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:48:42 PDT

Where did you get your starts?

NE Calif.

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Allium cernuum was eaten by the Indians in America and Canada

I grow loads of A. ursinum for eating
they taste much better as A, schoenoprasum the sad thing is that it's just a
short period that you  can eat them

How do you make your pesto Mark
maybe better to PM me


2013/4/5 Mark BROWN <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr>:
> 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
> 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"
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>> 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
>> 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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