They are about 1.5" in diameter; a light rose color inside, a little darker outside; sold without the shoots.
We bought these against the advice of the vendor who was selling them! He told us they are no good unless one knows how to cook them and neither he nor his wife knows how to cook them. Always up for a challenge, I figured I'd take 'em home and google it, but I'm not coming up with anything. I washed one off, opened it up, and took a taste of the raw onion - it's very starchy and not at all hot.
Anyone cooked these before? Do they by any chance have a more specific name?