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Old 08-11-2019, 11:01 PM
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A neighbor a few years ago gave me onion sets which, unfortunately, didn't survive last winter. I never knew the name nor did she. She has since moved on.

The onions were planted in September and ( until last winter ) grew through the winter in our subtropical climate here.

At maturity, they looked like giant green onions (scallions), the best had greens about 1.5' tall with a slender white area below ground, not a bulb.

These onions reproduced / divided like mad from the slender, white, below-ground-level part of the plant. They did not produce flowers, seeds, or bulblets.

I've searched the internet unsuccessfully. Actually ordered some that fit the above description but those onions made bulbs like a traditional pearl onion. NOT what I'm looking for.

Anyone know of this onion? I could really use some help. Thanks!
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Could they be something like this. Wakulla Multiplier Onion They are out of stock at the moment and I suspect if you email them you could get more information. Location: Just Fruits and Exotics is a little south of Tallahassee, FL.

You might also inquire about in the Houston, TX area.


https://justfruitsandexotics.com/pro...tiplier-onion/
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Bye the description, sounds like a multiplier onion, potato onion. Never raised any.
Now I've raised walking onions, my dad called them winter onions. They want to spread everywhere. Almost invasive. So their not those.


Maybe something like these........

https://www.piedmontfarmandgarden.co...tato_onion.htm
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The only thing that I know of that looks like an oversized scallion are leeks.
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I'm not much help with the specific variety based upon the information given, but use the search term "bunching onion", and you may come up with something that helps.
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I've been thinking of trying these; https://growinginthegarden.com/how-t...-iitoi-onions/



edit: Someone has them on ebay.
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I am trying the Iitoi onions. I got about 14 sets off ebay for $10 and planted them in various spots in case critters dug some up.

The ebay source was good and all sets are growing tops, about an inch or more out of the ground so far.
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I am trying the Iitoi onions. I got about 14 sets off ebay for $10 and planted them in various spots in case critters dug some up.

The ebay source was good and all sets are growing tops, about an inch or more out of the ground so far.
Some dogs will dig up onions.
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Giant Chinese Green Onions


*edit* Google Giant Scallions... there are a variety of them. But the Giant Chinese Green Onion have edible green stalks. Most large scallions you only eat the white due to how dense the green is. Oh, and they can get much larger than 1.5' if grown right... you can double that height.
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LindaLou, were they called a funny name that had the name 'Tex's' in it? I can't recall the entire name, but I had something similar that were about the only re-sprouting green onions I that did well fo rme, and I lost them years back. Of course can't find them anymore.
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LindaLou, were they called a funny name that had the name 'Tex's' in it? I can't recall the entire name, but I had something similar that were about the only re-sprouting green onions I that did well fo rme, and I lost them years back. Of course can't find them anymore.
If I ever knew the name, I've long since forgotten LOL
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My I'itoi bunching onions are doing well. They are not big enough to sample yet but it's fall and I am wondering whether to leave them in the ground when tops die down or if harvesting them and storing they can be kept over the winter without spoilage. Or maybe storing some and leaving some in the ground as an experiment.

I am not much of a gardener so would appreciate any advice. My hardiness zone is 6b-7a.
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I'm in the same zone, 7a. I start onions in the fall and overwinter, I don't see why not. The Egyptian walkers are planted once and usually done in the fall. Fall is prime for planting onion bulbs.
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