Allium cepa proliferum
Egyptian Onion, Shallot, Tree Onion
|Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
The 'proliferum' group of hardy cultivars forms hot-tasting bulbuls in the star-shaped flowers at the top of succulent stems. Ready to harvest in 90 to 110 days. Fallen bulbuls grow into the next year's crop. Young shoots may be used as scallions. Needs well-drained soil.
Attributes - Allium cepa proliferum
Plant Type: Bulb, Vegetable
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Edible, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.
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