Amish Yellow Bottle Onions

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Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:36 am

I'm growing 5 onions (Dakota Tears, Patterson, Amish Bottle Onions, Ailsa Craig, and Candy) and 1 shallot from seed. These Amish Bottle Onion seeds were the first to pop out. About 2 days before the others.

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Thu Mar 24, 2022 1:49 pm

My Amish bottle onions seedlings are doing well. They’re in the front row. They’re the size of a fat toothpick. In a week, I will transplant them to my root trainers. I don’t plan to set them out in the garden until closer to the end of April so they reap the benefit of the warm house at night. We still get some cold spells until early May.

I do understand why people will grow sets. It’s easier to get a full sized onion back in colonial times when you didn’t have warm houses with lots of lighting to start your seeds in January.

I also planted a couple of sprouting bulbs in the garden for seed production. How is everyone else doing?

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Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:08 pm

In a few weeks I start reconstructing my garden. There's removing some seedling apples that produce poor fruit. a mayhaw where fruit looks like a failure (may give it another year), moving a paw paw, digging and moving walking onions, other alliums, mint, blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries, sunchokes, (undecided on moving) grapes and blueberries, moving a "shrub" cherry rooting if it survived the winter, asparagus, etc...

Do you think that you'll have any bottle onion seed for trade this year?
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Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:24 pm

Tormato wrote: Thu Mar 24, 2022 3:08 pm Do you think that you'll have any bottle onion seed for trade this year?
Should have some to give away in Aug/Sept timeframe.
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Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:09 pm

I planted all of my Amish Bottle Onion bulbs so I should have lots of seeds. I think there will be around 35 plants producing seeds. Will post pictures later this season.

Meanwhile, the plants that I started from seed are looking good. Will transplant them into the garden in another 1-2 weeks.

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Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:21 pm

Sign me up, I would love to grow these next season.
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Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:44 am

Same, I'll grow some.
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Wed May 11, 2022 8:31 am

A month since my last update. Here’s a picture of my onions growing. Most of them are for seed. There are a few plants that I’m trying to grow to a full sized bulb this year instead of growing from a set. Have to put a reminder in my calendar to start some seeds as sets so I don’t forget.
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Tue May 31, 2022 7:22 am

A few weeks later since my previous update, there are seed heads forming. Noticed that the onions bulbs that I planted in the fall have divided into three. Good way to expand the harvest.
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Here are some of my observations:
1. In the three rows on the right, they were planted in the fall and all have divided into three or more. Some have 5! A couple did not survive the winter so I filled their spots with seedlings earlier in the spring.
2. In the fourth row from the right, the bulbs were planted this spring. Some divided but some did not.
3. In the 5th & 6th rows from the right, they're seedlings that I started in January.
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Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:21 pm

Very interesting about the divisions from a fall planting. :)
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Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:46 am

Bower wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:21 pm Very interesting about the divisions from a fall planting. :)
Yes, indeed. I also started a pot with some seeds on June 1st to produce sets for next year. I'll start another pot next week since Martin suggested mid June to plant seeds for sets.
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Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:29 am

I started a second pot with seeds about five days ago. They’re starting to sprout. The first pot that I started June 1st has some good growth. Lastly, seed production is looking good.
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Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:10 am

I'm following along ponyexpress. I'm new to onions but have some going from seed this year, started late though. I'd definitely like to try these amish bottle onions. I was just reading up on them last fall, I think is the thread where I read that paquebot passed.

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Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:13 am

@JRinPA you're referring to starting regular onions from seed, right? Those are definitely fun to do when there's nothing else to do in January. I'm very eager to see these bottle onions get pollinated and produce seeds. Should be a mega crop. I've made sure that there will be no other onion types in bloom near me so that they stay pure. I'll be curious how many seeds I'll actually get.

I plan to repeat my experiment of growing some bottle onions from seeds next January. The only difference is that I plan to give each seedling more room so they're larger at transplant time.
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Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:29 pm

Yeah regular/sweet, alisa craig and spanish sweet or something, not these.

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