ALLIUM PRODUCTION IN REUNION ISLAND
Alliums have always been important crops in Réunion Island. Different species presently grown are: onion and shallot (Allium cepa L.), garlic (Allium sativum L.), Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum), and leek (Allium porrum L.). Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and a variety of Allium ampeloprasum are sometimes found in gardens. Réunion is a small volcanic island (2 511 km2) in the Indian Ocean at 21°, located 200 km southwest of Mauritius and 700 km to the east of Madagascar. The vegetable fields rise from sea level up to 1 600 m asl mainly on andic soils. This paper presents the situation of garlic and onion production and the main research results.
de Bon, H., Girard, J.C. and Daly, P. (1994). ALLIUM PRODUCTION IN REUNION ISLAND. Acta Hortic. 358, 49-52