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Do onions taste better if you store them


 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Do onions taste better if you store them Reply with quote

Hello All,
I have got lots of onion sets and shallots growing. They will last me until christmas. I read in the forum that the flavour is better if you store them in a dry circulated place. Will they not rot?

I have to dig them up now cause i think a dog was in the garden and he broke the stems.

but if they taste better if you store them then i will not eat them now until they stored for a while.

Thought they would start loosing their flavour as soon as you dug them up.

thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onions do not lose their flavour by storing. Do not store them until they are dried fully first. the drying affects the storage life but not the flavour.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember digging onions with my grandad and drying them out in the sun, then he would tie them in long hanks using twine and hang up in shed to use as needed.... I am trying the same this year but the sun seems to be the problem. hope thats useful.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,
I have lots of onions too. Didn't get any sun to dry them so I have them drying on a metal rack ( the sides of an old trailer) in a hayshed.If the sun comes out over the next few days as promised i will put them outside during the day.
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