Nice one Joseph. I invariably get asked what's in my envelopes, because, I think, of the packaging and then have to fill out customs forms. Your packaging method would neatly avoid this issue for seeds that fit.
Ray Silty loam over clay, pH 5.5, altitude 1000m, latitude 30deg south, 150 frost free days.
For the third year in a row the Mutant onions have again reproduced by bulbils,so i feel that its a stable line and that i'm happy to offer some bulbils to you overseas fella's,i plan to send some to one person in the US who i'm sure wont mind passing a few on to the rest.I'm not sure about Australia though,those keen PM me.
Interesting that some heads are at different stages of development,this is something that hasn't happened before
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Richard, sorry if you've answered this already, but I don't remember seeing it elsewhere, have you tried shaving off the bulbils to see if true flowers emerge from the flowering head?
No i havent,but there's not a single unformed flower anywhere on every one of these heads. What i find fascinating is how everything grown from from that first single plant has grown 100% identical and not a slight hint of any variation
This onion just keeps getting more bizarre,i've left some of the bulbil stems on the plant for as long as i can to see if ,1 ,the bulbils grow much larger, and 2 ,to see if any flowers develop of which none did,then this evening while checking over the bulbil clusters i find what looks like a seed pod thats formed without it first flowering,now thats just not bloody normal is it?
Any signs of then developing three small equidisNecronoicontant moblie twigs near the base or a long whip-like sting? Or have you heard them singing "feed me"? Or florescing in eerie colors that defy human description, but remind you of dark allusions you read in eschoteric volumes like the Necronomicon? Have your crops grown incredibly well, but proved to be tasteless and inedible?