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The tree onion, or Egyptian onion, has been grown in Quebec for a long time. It is mentioned as early as in the 1820s, and was allegedly brought in with the first colonizers. However its true origin remains mysterious; some people claim that it comes from Catawissa, a town in Pennsylvania, while others say it comes from China.
It is a perennial onion that produces, at the tip of its leaves, clusters of red grape-sized bulbils. The most commonly harvested parts are these bulbils and the bulb, but the leaves can also be used, chopped just like chives. After 2 to 3 years, the plant might start feeling a bit crowded at its base: divide the bunch, and transplant individual sections further apart. Extra ones can be eaten like green onions. The tree onion has an elongated bulb that ranges from small to medium in size.
Package: About 8 small bulbils per order
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Latin name : Allium x proliferum, syn. Allium cepa var. proliferum
Common names : Walking onion, tree onion, egyptian onion, topsetting onion.
French : Oignon ‘Catawissa’, oignon marchant, oignon coureur, oignon perpétuel, oignon égyptien.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Plant type : Perennial
Habit : Erect
Height : 60-70 cm
Width : 30 cm
Days to maturity : Will yield bulbils the following year.
Planting depth : 2 cm
Germination : N/A
Soil : Any, as long as it is well-drained
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : Plant the bulbils in July, August, September, or October
Plant spacing : 25-30 cm
Row spacing : 35 cm
Watering : Normal
Care and other considerations : Best if divided after a few years.
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Also known as potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, cinnamon vine, American groundnut, or groundnut. Quebec-native climbing plant. It belongs to the legume family Fabaceae. Grows well on river banks and shores, but also in the garden. Its flowers have a strong perfume, reminiscent of glycine. It is sometimes referred to as 'glycine tubéreuse' (tuberous glycine). The bean part of some of its common names refers to the edible beans produced from its flowers, when climate allows. Its tubers, also edible, are interconnected by a liana-root giving it a rosary-like appearance. The apios was widely eaten by First Nations. Nowadays, it is still common to see it growing where their settlements once were. Highly nutritional, it contains up to 18% proteins, 3x that of potatoes. It can be eaten boiled or fried. However, make sure to peel it thoroughly as the skin contains latex. Please note, although very rare, that some people might feel unwell from Apios americana consumption.
Package: 8 small tubers. Germination rate: 100%