The Korean Pearl Onion has very fine leaves which exude the characteristic onion aroma. The plants in photo are from the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
The Pearl Onion is a very interesting variety of leaf onion that can be grown for home consumption in pots around the home. This variety has very fine leaves with the strong characteristic smell of most onions. The leaves can be harvested for use in soups, salads, congee, arroz caldo, pansit and other preparations. The leaves are simply cut off and then new leaves will regrow. Just a few pots or containers can provide the needs of a household.
Unlike other leafy onions, the Korean Pearl Onion is perennial. It does not die for as long as you take care of it. It is also very easy to propagate by division. Enterprising gardeners can buy a few mother plants, multiply them, and then sell the propagations to other people. One pot sells for P50.