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I have only ever planted one member of the allium family - Nectaroscordum siculum, possibly 15 years ago. They have been very reliable and appear every year. However, I now have what seems to be onions growing in the same spot. Can you tell me, do they eventually turn into onions and can I eat the bulbs.

Thank you
Chris Brown



No, they cannot turn into onions. You may have some seedling Nectaroscordum growing. I am not sure about the edibility, never heard of anyone eating them.

7 Jun, 2010


Thank you for such a prompt response.


Chris Brown

7 Jun, 2010

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