Egyptian Walking Onion
(Allium cepa var. Proliferum) The Egyptian (aka walking, top-setter, tree) onion derives its name from the unique manner in which the plant multiplies. In contrast to common onions, which produce flowers on top of the seed stalk, the Egyptian onion produces a cluster of small, red bulbils. As the plants dry down, the stalk droops to the ground, allowing the bulbils take root. This super-hardy perennial requires very little maintenance and once established, will supply the gardener with fresh onions year after year. In Iowa, the first greens usually emerge in late February, a much-welcomed sight for winter-weary gardeners. 30 bulbils/pkg. Ships in Fall.
CULTURE: Best planted in fall. Plant bulbils 6" apart, 1" deep in rows 12-18" apart. Left alone, they will eventually form a thick patch. If spreading is not desired, you should remove the bulbils before they fall to the ground. On our farmstead, mowing the perimeter effectively limits their spread.
Planted as soon as received. Near as I can tell 100% germination. Amazing flavor, looking forward to seeing the bulbs start to form on top. Great plant, would happily order again.
My mother used to call these onions, winter onions when I was young.
I planted these about two weeks ago and about 80% of the bulbs are about an inch tall. They look great so far, we’ll see next year for sure. We live north of the 46th parallel.
I received these bulbils to plant and they were very high quality. I'll review again next spring when they emerge after winter and we can see how they do.