Allium acuminatum - Tapertip Onion or Hooker's Onion

Allium acuminatum - Tapertip Onion or Hooker's Onion

$4.00Price

10 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.

 

Native to the Western United States and Canada.  Grows to a height of 30cm and multiples quickly.  The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by bees, insects.  Needs to be grown in full sun in well drained soil.  Flowers in spring.  

 

Sow seeds in autumn in a light compost mix to a depth of 5mm.  These seeds will need a cold spell to break dormancy and to start the germination process.  If you don't live is a cool area, place the seeds in the fridge for six week prior to planting out. Grow seedlings onto a good size before planting out. 

Both the bulb and the flowering stalk are edible; however, in the culinary arts, the stalk possesses a more pleasant flavour.

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