You are in the virtual presence of a Sage who knows his onions.

Onion is known botanically as Allium cepa. There are many varieties:

There are Cipollini Onions

There are Spring onions, or Scallions

There are Leeks

There are Pearl Onions

There are Red Onions or Bermuda Onions

Red Onions

There are shallots

There are Sweet Onions of several varieties, such as Maui, Vidalia and Walla Walla.

There are white onions

…And the very common Yellow Onions also known as Brown Onions.

Yellow Onion

Let us not forget Garlic, or Allium sativum The noblest of all the Alliums! It too, has many varieties.


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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