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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Dec 22, 2017 6:27 AM CST
Hi Guys,
Can I grow these onions that purchased from grocery, they are about an inch in diameter. And how many bulbs I would get from each bulb when harvested?
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Xeramtheum
Dec 22, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Hi Prabhi!

I'm thinking yes you can! Unless they have been irradiated.

As to offsets, that I don't know since I've never grown onions before .. hopefully one of our members who do grow onions can chime in on this.
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Name: Prabhi Setty
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prabhisetty
Dec 22, 2017 11:19 AM CST
[quote="Xeramtheum"]Hi Prabhi!

I'm thinking yes you can! Unless they have been irradiated.

As to offsets, that I don't know since I've never grown onions before .. hopefully one of our members who do grow onions can chime in on this.[/quote
Thank you ,Red onions has a unique flavor and a try to grow them.
recently tried to grow Heirloom Purple shallots with out success.
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DaisyI
Dec 22, 2017 9:56 PM CST
I do grow onions and I believe Red Pearl Onions are considered storage onions. What you may get is onion greens. Storage onions usually grow one bulb and, if left in the ground (sometimes they are hard to find), don't grow a new bulb, just greens. But they only way you will know for sure is to try it.

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Zuni
Dec 22, 2017 11:58 PM CST
I used to grow onions sometimes by seed, other times from small bulbs (basically baby onions). Either way, I only ever got one bulb. If I left them in the ground longer, they'd get bigger. But, I never had them produce more bulbs by division.

Not to say it doesn't happen, but I'm not aware of them doing that - unlike some flower bulbs, that will reproduce more bulbs from the original bulb.

But, heck, as mentioned, plant them and see what happens!

I always had a hard time waiting for my onions to get bigger. I often cut the tops or pulled them up before they got really big - too impatient to eat them. I guess I needed to plant more :-)

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