Jobe Gardens - Multiplying Onions Jobe Gardens
Jill Jobe
PO Box 36
Roans Prairie, TX 77875

We grow a true multiplying onion which multiplies by bulb division only.

Stanley Jobe, 1939-2017        

Stanley Jobe Profile Multiplying Onions

Our original onions came from a friend who worked with my father-in-law many years ago. That friend's mother was a Cajun from Louisiana and she had inherited her onions from her mother, and her mother's mother, and HER mother's mother, etc. In short, they are very old and are excellent in taste and vigor.

Stanley Jobe, my beloved husband, worked tirelessly for many years growing and studying our onion crops. He published a book, available in 2017, about how to grow our heirloom onions successfully (see below).


How to Plant Onions
These onions are referred to as multiplying onions or potato onions. No, they are NOT Egyptian walking onions! They form no seed. They form bulbs underground, and here in Texas they are dug and stored until August or September in a dry shade until they are replanted. Each bulb planted produces many green stalks, which are harvested as green onions. If stalks are left until they are brown and dry, the bulbs may be harvested for the next years crop, to be replanted. These bulbs can also be used in stews and stir fried dishes. (Click here for recipe) Here in the south, they are grown to be used in cornbread dressing, and also served fresh on salad plates. I cut the flower stalks in the early spring, and use the large white round flower in floral arrangements, or simply in a bunch by themselves. These flower stalks do not form seeds. The bulbs may be planted in rows about 4 to 6 inches apart, root end down, and the top of the bulb flush with the surface of the soil. Push them into the soil or use onion-leek planting stick. Fertilize by preparing the soil before planting with cotton seed meal. Water about once a week and when the green stalks emerge and divide several times, they are ready for harvest.
Stanley's book, Growing Multiplying Onions, is available for sale now for $13.00 including postage. 

Multiplying Onions
7oz. - $5.00 + $11.50 postage & handling = $16.50 total
16oz. - $10.00 + $11.50 postage & handling = $21.50 total


How to Order
Please send no checks or money orders now.
Send your name and request that I notify you when the onions are available May 2020.

Contact us by email:

Thanks so much!
J. Jobe
Jobe Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Roans Prairie, TX 77875

Website last updated June 4, 2019.