Species Alliums being edible?

Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:16:04 PDT
I got them from my mother
If allowed I can send you this summer bulbs
Just help me remember
My memory seems to getting old

Roland

2013/4/5 Colleen <silkie@frontiernet.net>:
> Roland,
>
> Where did you get your starts?
>
> Colleen
> 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
>
> Roland
>
> 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
> 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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