Tree onion ‘Sunnfjord’, top sets

kr 99,00

Cross between cepa onion and spring onion. Delicate variety that is very little attacked by rust fungi.

5-10 top set onions

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Allium × proliferum

Tree onions are a cross between common cepa onion (Allium cepa) and spring onion (Allium fistulosum), which occurs spontaneously or from active breeding and is a sterile hybrid. It has a larger onion base than spring onions, but far smaller than kepa, and is mostly used in the same way as spring onions. Throughout the season, clusters of top onions form, which begin to shoot, and so it can continue for several levels. That is why it is also called “etasjeløk” in norwegian: from etasje = floor. Eventually it becomes top heavy and bends towards the ground. Then the bulbs often settle down and form roots, and so it continues down into the garden. That is why it is also called “Walking onion” in English. In addition, for some reason it is also called “egyptian onion”. In the Nordic countries, the term “pensioner onion” is used, because you can harvest the top onions even if you start to struggle with bending down.

This originates from Sunnfjord near Bergen, and has large top onions, which can also be eaten. The variety is not rust free for a long time, but in return hardy and strong in growth.

Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 5 × 3 × 2 cm


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