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I'itoi Onions (ships August-September) (1/2 lb bulbs seeds) (ONB101) $9.75

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I'itoi Onions (ships August-September)

         
 
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(Multiplier type) This is one of the most incredible onions ever! Mature bulbs are small but the yield is phenomenal--each bulb produces a clump of up to 100 shallot-like bulbs in a season! This extremely rare onion variety was introduced by Jesuit missionaries to the native people in the Southwest's Colorado basin in 1699. The Native Tohono O'odham people had such reverence for them that they named them after their creator deity I-itoi, elder brother or Man-in-the-Maze. We can only ship these bulbs within the U.S.

Chefs adore the mild shallot-like bulbs and slightly spicy greens. Low-maintenance and super drought tolerant! (Winter mulching is recommended in colder climates.)

Plant your bulbs as soon as you receive them in the fall. There are approximately 65 to 80 starter bulbs in each 1/2 lb order. Seed-bulbs are sourced from Mr Frank Martin who introduced this fantastic crop to Baker Creek Seeds in 2013.

 
I'itoi Onions (ships August-September)
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
skye
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
August 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Shallot/Chive Substitute
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? taste, foliage

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I planted these in the fall of 2016 and they grew like gangbusters until the heat and drought of summer set in (around May) and then they disappeared. However, due to recent rains, they've reappeared which is reassuring. I run everything I plant through a drought experiment and these have passed. I've never had any luck growing chives, but these onions are a hardy substitute. The bulbs are small but reminiscent of shallots, which I'm not able to grow in my area.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MamaKoolaid
Location:
Belleville, IL, United States
Date:
April 20, 2017
          4.0
 
Easy yet Temperamental
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Multiplies

What are the cons? Temperamental in rainy climate

Review:

We get a decent amount of rain here near St Louis. These onions don't seem to like too much moisture. We harvested it last year, ate about half and replanted it in February as soon as it was above freezing. They are doing better this year than last but still not as well as we hoped. As such we are working on getting Egyptian Walking Onions started instead.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike and Shari
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
March 20, 2017
          5.0
 
NIce Onion
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growing, great taste

What are the cons? Wife loves them

Review:

Planted these this summer and they handled the oklahoma heat well. Picked some this spring and each bulb produced 7 to 18 other bulbs. Taste is mild, yet strong. Goes great to kick up the flavor in spaghetti sauce. Awesome in meat dishes. We shop the whole plant and toss it into food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Deborah Hamel
Location:
Gallup, NM, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Grows like a weed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow in zones 5 to 8

What are the cons? tops bend easily

Review:

Baker Nursery, now replaced by condos, in Phoenix, AZ, had a few Iitoi onions in 2003, and I purchased 2. I have not had to purchase any since. They grow nearly anywhere and quickly, like weeds. The flavor is noticeable in any dish, with less volume. They grow wonderfully in Gallup, NM, as well. A great choice for anyone who likes to add a grassy texture to any container planting, as a garden row crop, or under tress and bushes. Insects seem to shy away from these and the plants near the Iitoi onion. I plant them around all of the garden tomato and eggplant plants with great results, no insects and high yield of both Iitoi and fruits.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
halblingefrau
Location:
Tucson, AZ, United States
Date:
June 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Great little onion
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

My onions weren't as prolific as they could have been, but I believe that is due to poor soil and being a novice desert gardener. I still harvested 4x more bulbs than I planted, so not a total failure. The greens are AWESOME in place of chives in cheddar chive biscuits. The onions themselves are awesome in stir frys or cooked with mushrooms to eat with steak. Despite my low yield, I can't wait to grow them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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