I suspect they might be. As a biennial they are trying to save up sugar for the winter. So as the tops dry down they are probably putting some goodness into the bulb. I imagine...
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:I wonder, though, are onions sweeter if you dry them with the tops on?
Mike Haasl wrote:
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:
Marco, how were you keeping them when they went stinky? I store mine in a root cellar at 35-40 degrees. Normally you wouldn't want them in a humid root cellar but mine isn't as humid as it's supposed to be so they do fine till April.
Unfortunately, in LA it's rarely below 65 degrees until December or so. Our nights are regularly in the low 70's this time of year. I tried keeping them in my garage -- the coolest place I had.
We don't have basements or root cellars here due to earthquakes . . . I suppose I could did one, but it wouldn't be that cool anyhow, and that's an awful lot of work for some onions. So I freeze them -- we've usually got all the space I need in the freezer since it's just my wife and I at home now.