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Aug 13, 2014 7:51 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
Onion hybrids are typically made using male-sterile plants and the male sterility is carried through the maternal line into the seed. So hybrid onions do not typically produce seeds unless there is some non-hybrid pollen nearby. I didn't intend to let the Red Burgermaster go to seed, but it got left in the field, and overwintered without freezing, and then flowered normally, so I allowed it, and it didn't act at all like a hybrid. I haven't planted the offspring to see if they segregate into different types.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: Lofthouse

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