Onion Expert, Stephen Barstow, Tours The Allium Garden At The Ringve Botanical Garden On May 3, 2024. He Discusses Various Types Of Onions And Aspects Of Harvesting.

This is one of a series of video posts featuring Stephen Barstow, this time on the many and various onions we can grow in gardens and allotments. The Allium Garden video highlights are shown below. But enjoy the video in full.

What is an Allium?

The genus Allium, named after the Latin word for “garlic,” encompasses hundreds of flowering plants with a single seed leaf (monocots). This impressive group includes culinary staples like onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, chives, and many more.

Allium Garden Video Highlights

Allium Garden - Multisown Module grown Spring onion
Spring onion from multi-sown modules


0:00 🌿 The Allium Garden in Chicago at the Ringve Botanical Garden is looking great in the lovely weather.
0:30 🌱 The garden has various types of onions, including Chicago onions, Egyptian onions, and North American ramps.
1:15 🌿 The largest onion in the garden is a hybrid between fistulosum and scens.
2:00 🌸 There are also ornamental onions with yellow-green leaves and red bases.
2:45 🌱 The garden has a diverse collection of onions from different regions and countries.
3:15 🌿 The Allium Garden is a beautiful place surrounded by an amazing diversity of onions.
3:45 🌸 The garden includes onions collected from various locations, including the Himalayas and California.


Allium Video Key Insights


💡 The Allium Garden at the Ringve Botanical Garden is a well-maintained and diverse collection of onions.
💡 The garden showcases a variety of onion species, including Chicago onions, Egyptian onions, and North American ramps.
💡 The hybrid onion between fistulosum and scens is one of the largest onions in the garden.
💡 The garden features ornamental onions with yellow-green leaves and red bases, adding aesthetic appeal.
💡 The collection includes onions from different regions and countries, such as the Himalayas and California.
💡 The Allium Garden offers a unique and beautiful experience, surrounded by the amazing diversity of onions.
💡 The garden is a testament to the rich variety of onions and the efforts to preserve and share their genetic diversity.

More On Garden Alliums

There are several onion articles on this website. And leeks are covered here. Follow the links.

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