Here's the normal case for my topsets - a little bunch of onion bulbils
|Normal bulbils on topsets|
But this year - and a bit over the last few years - I've spotted some flowers on my topsets. Info on inducing flowering in garlic, that can be encouraged to set flowers if properly manipulated can be found here.
No reason not to try it on my topsets. so this spring I've been de-bulbil-ing the inflorescences on my topsets. The close proximity of a few rows of flowering bunching onions might allow a bit of cross pollination, so who knows what might result.
|Honeybee on the bunching onion flowers|
|What looks like pollinated flowers on my topset onions|