Species Alliums being edible?

Bulborum Botanicum bulborum@gmail.com
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:17:32 PDT
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 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"
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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 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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