Judith Browning wrote:I'm wondering what a potato onion is? Does it have another name? and is the walking onion you describe the same as Egyptian onions? Thanks.
Potato onions are perennial multiplying onions.
The Catawissa onion is a type of Egyptian that produces so many top-sets, that even its top-sets have top-sets.
It also has large hollow leaves that you can stuff.
Karl Trepka wrote:Hi
i think potato onions are Allium Cepa and the walking onions are Allium proliferum.........i'm not sure if they will hybridize.
keep in mind plants in the same species can changed dramatically when domesticated......silver beet, beetroot and sugar beet are all the same species.
Then I better stick with my walking onions -I am growing them first time this year. So far I just ate their greens, which are very good, even if they are larger than most.