Drying Persian shallot bulbs over my wood stove with the first batch of apples! Perennial Allium altissimum..
I’ve also harvested onions of Allium stipitatum “Album”, one of the so-called Ornamental onions…but for those in the know also a fantastic Edimental onion. I bought this one as Allium rosenbachianum “Album” from Taylor’s bulbs in 2009. My friend, THE onion man,Mark McDonough tentatively ID’d it rather as Allium stipitatum “Album” – a bit disappointed … Continue reading Persian shallot confusion!
I bought my original plant as Allium hirtifolium, a perennial ornamental onion, only later having it identified by my onion friend Wietse Mellema as Allium altissimum, one of at least three botanical species mostly wild collected in West Asia as Persian Shallot (mooseer). Wikipedia: “Most of those eaten are harvested from the wild, sliced, dried, and … Continue reading A year in the life of the Persian Shallot
Norwegian: for en norsk oversettelse av denne artikkelen (Norwegian translation), se KVANNs (Norwegian Seed Savers) Nyhetsbrev #15 There’s always been a barberry (Berberis vulgaris) in my garden, in dry soil in the root zone of my largest spruce trees. It was a large plant when we moved here in 1984 and may be wild as … Continue reading Lemon Berberis
In 2015, I blogged on “A Year in the life of the Persian Shallot” (see http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=893) and dried a few onions for future use. Persian shallot can be one of several onion species with large bulbs, both wild collected and cultivated, apparently, mainly around the Iranian city of Hamadan, which is in the midwest part … Continue reading Mast-o Mooseer
Yesterday, I gave my first talk about my (second) love of onions (alternative title All you wanted to know about Alliums but were afraid to ask!)….fittingly in the nursery with I believe the best selection of Alliums being sold as foodplants in Europe if not the world , my friend Aiah Noack’s Naturplanteskolen just outside … Continue reading Around the world in 80 Alliums
My Persian shallots are in flower. Here they are: More in these links: http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=357 http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?page_id=893 http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=1407 Also in flower and even taller is Allium rosenbachianum Album (unknown edibility):