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Minnesotan Seeking I'itoi Onions

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semanticantics Apr 3, 2011 03:57 PM

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?

  1. hohokam Apr 3, 2011 04:13 PM

    Two possibilities worth a phone call or email:

    Native Seeds/SEARCH (based in Tucson)
    http://www.nativeseeds.org/about/contact

    Dos Arbolitos/The Herb Guys
    http://www.theherbguys.com/ContactUs.html

    I've never had any dealings with Aravaipa Heirlooms, but they might also be worth contacting:
    http://aravaipa.com/contactus.sc

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      semanticantics Apr 3, 2011 08:14 PM

      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
        hohokam Apr 4, 2011 11:58 AM

        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. tmoney Apr 4, 2011 03:25 PM

      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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