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28/08/2012 at 13:48

We have just lifted our red onions, some of which had bolted,  and cut off the leaves about 2" from the onion.   Can we just cut the onions up now for the freezer or do we have to dry them out first?  This is the first time we have grown this vegetable.

 

Thanks.

28/08/2012 at 16:09

Hello Mrs M -Yes - you can use them now

Pam LL x

28/08/2012 at 17:13

Great, Thanks for your reply. Will have them washed and in the freezer shortly. x

29/08/2012 at 00:44

Why are you putting them in the freezer?  Onions are usually dried off and stored in a shed or garage, or somewhere cool.

29/08/2012 at 00:46

Why are you putting them in the freezer?  Onions are usually dried off and stored in a shed or garage, or somewhere cool.

But use the bolted ones first, they keep less well than the others.  IME red onions are ready bolters.

29/08/2012 at 16:36

I thought that if they were to be dried, the leaves should have been left on. Therefore the fact that we cut the leaves off meant that they had to be used or frozen. This is why I asked originally if they now had to be frozen or could they still be dried.

29/08/2012 at 17:15

Why not try out both ways?  Use the ones that have bolted for freezing as they won't keep so well and dry the others off.

29/08/2012 at 19:09

That's sensible. To be honest I just wondered if they would be edible whether they had been dried out or frozen or eaten now.

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