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Onion, Egyptian Walking

Onion, Egyptian Walking

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ABOUT THIS PLANT

Botanic Name: Allium × proliferum
Common Names: Egyptian Walking Onion, Tree Onion, Perennial Onion,

Lifespan: Perennial
Growth Structure: 2ft tall clumping

Fertility Preference: ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Egyptian Walking Onions are quite easy to care for. If given regular watering and room to spread in well-draining soil, you can essentially have a supply of this plant for a very long time.

DESCRIPTION

A great onion variety to grow in the home garden. Grows almost like chives, with each onion dividing over time to create more onion. Also sets small onion bulbils that can be re-planted to create more plants. Onions are long and thin, like a large  green onion. Very easy to grow alternative to traditional annual onions. These onions seem to walk because at the end of a leaf stalk, a cluster of bulblets will grow, become top heavy and fall, and root into the soil to create more! The bulblets reach maturity in late summer and look like mini versions of the parent plant. Plant onions in a location that allows them room to roam. Plant in spring or in fall. Plant each top set 2" deep, with 6"-10" between plants and 1' between rows.

 Egyptian Walking Onions have a slightly stronger onion taste. The entire plant can be eaten, use the  stalks in the same way as chives. 

Harvest Harvest top sets in late summer and fall when the leafstalk has turned brown and begun to dry. Harvest the long green leaves of the onions (the ones without the top sets) year round. Harvest underground onions in late summer and fall – remembering that when removed this onion plant will no longer grow the following season.

 

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