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John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:18:01 PDT
I'm confused as you refer to two different Allium sp. in your note, but here
are images of A. oschaninii ex Janis Ruksans:




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Here I go with food again.

Last fall I obtained some bulbs of the French gray shallot. In culinary
circles, this is often cited as the very best of all shallots.

For those of you who don't know them, the term shallot is used for a number
of not-necessarily-related bulbing onions, many probably forms or hybrids of
the garden variety culinary onion, Allium cepa. 

But there are those who make the French gray shallot a form of Allium
oschaninii. They certainly don't look like typical grocery store shallots. 

Last year I obtained seed of Allium ochesenii from the NARGS seed exchange.
It will be interesting to see how these compare to the material obtained
through culinary sources. 

Is anyone else growing Allium ochesenii from a non-culinary source, in
particular from a known wild source? 

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