Egyptian Walking Onions
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Egyptian Walking Onions are very unusual perennial multiplying, heirloom onions.
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Egyptian Walking Onions are very unusual, heirloom onions. They are top-setters, which means that they produce onion seeds from the flowering green tops of the onion. They are called walking onions because the top-setters will fall over and re-root themselves; literally "walking". These onions also make a nice addition to the perennial flower garden!
This is one member of the Allium family that is extremely versatile.
The green tops can be used in early spring as green onions.
The red topsets that form in the summer can be used fresh in dishes that call for small onions.
The underground bulbs can be used in the same manner as the common onion.
Be sure to leave some in the ground to produce the top-setters for next years crop. If left in the ground, the bulbs will also multiply underground. These should be dug up and divided every few years.
Sets can be planted in the fall or in the spring, but fall planting ensures that the tops will set the following year. Plant just below the ground as soon as weather cools a bit in the fall. Next spring, you may harvest green onions or leave them to produce topsets in late summer. Harvest sets after the skins begin to dry.
We sell a mix of top-sets and bottom sets.
The Egyptian Walking onion is shipped from August to May depending on the season. Quantities are limited so order early.