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Apr 3, 2011 03:57 PM

Minnesotan Seeking I'itoi Onions

I was told about I'itoi onions yesterday, and in an effort to track some down, Google gave me no resources to grow some. I understand they are indigenous to the southwest region and were grown by the Native Americans of the area(?).

Does anyone know where I could procure some?

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  1. Two possibilities worth a phone call or email:

    Native Seeds/SEARCH (based in Tucson)

    Dos Arbolitos/The Herb Guys

    I've never had any dealings with Aravaipa Heirlooms, but they might also be worth contacting:

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    1. re: hohokam

      Than you very much. Seed Search's website says they have nothing under onion, but their PDF catalog has them. I will try contacting them tomorrow.

      If anyone else has a source, it would be much appreciated.

      1. re: semanticantics

        Yep. I noticed the same thing--my paper copy of the 2011 NS/S Seedlisting lists the I'itois, but the online store doesn't have an entry. Let us know what you find out.

    2. Johnny's selected seeds is a great resource. also go to a farmer's market and ask bob or maya and they would be able to get some for you.

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