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Growing Pickled Onions

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,743
Does anyone have a suggestion of which variety makes SMALL onions for pickling.

Sorry to mention more food !!
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,189
    You want shallots for pickling. I like the Golden Gourmet vatiety. 
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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,151
    No idea about variety but I also use shallots for pickling. And I use balsamic vinegar rather than malt - makes for a slightly sweeter end result.
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  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,124
    Paris silverskin is my onion of choice. it's a small silverskin onion especially for pickling.
    I have also had good success with using any old onion from seed and planting them in clumps of 10-15 in the same hole, the competition is so high they don't get bigger than a table tennis ball, and most are half that size.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,743
    Just for you Dove and for no perticular reason

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,189
    NewBoy2 said:
    Just for you Dove and for no perticular reason

    “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
     :D  <3
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,303
    I didn't know you could grow pickled onions!!!!!  :D
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,189
    They were developed by the farmer whose hens lay Scotch eggs. 🐓 
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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,117
    Use weak vinegar for watering and then you lift them ready pickled.  When we were little my dad told me about his kipper fishing trips.  Apparently the only way to catch kippers is to hold a lighted candle underneath the boat to attract them.
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