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Egyptian Walking Onion (2 oz)

Egyptian Walking Onion (2 oz)

You get approximately 8 bulbs

Egyptian Walking Onion, also called Tree Onions, Perennial Onions, Winter Onions or Topset Onions, Allium cepa var. proliferum

  • A very hardy, to -24 F, perennial clumping white onion
  • USDA zones 3-10
  • 2 oz contains about 8 onions
  • Use the green leaves as scallions or harvest the onions (size of shallots) or topsets (bulbils)
  • One onion can develop up to 6 onions the first year and if left to grow the following season, will yield more.
  • Develops bulbils or topsets at the end of a stalk that can either be eaten or planted.
  • Certified organic 

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Description

Egyptian Walking Onion, also called Tree Onions, Perennial Onions, Winter Onions or Topset Onions, Allium cepa var. proliferum

  • A very hardy, to -24 F, perennial clumping white onion
  • USDA zones 3-10
  • 2 oz contains about 8 onions
  • Use the green leaves as scallions or harvest the onions (size of shallots) or topsets (bulbils)
  • One onion can develop up to 6 onions the first year and if left to grow the following season, will yield more.
  • Develops bulbils or topsets at the end of a stalk that can either be eaten or planted.
  • Certified organic 

Browse our onion sets or onion seeds.

Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR, VI, ID, GU, AK

Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb

Dimensions: 3.0"L x 3.0"W x 3.0"H

Features

    Characteristics

    Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
    USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10

    Planting & Care

    Planting: Plant in a dedicated bed, since they are perennials or in containers. Individual bulbs can be planted about 1-2” deep, in well-drained soil, in full sun. If soil does not drain well, plant in raised beds or hills. Space bulbs about 10-12 inches apart and rows 2’ apart. Fall is the optimal planting time. Mulch with 4-8 inches of straw, making sure to remove or reduce thickness in spring.

    Development of Topsets: A dominant stock will develop and a cluster of bulblets or bulbils, form at the top, thus the name Topsets. This stage is called the Candlestick Stage. Topsets are enclosed in a white papery skin. The topsets can breakthrough the papery skin as they grow and develop leaves. Note: Not all plants will develop topsets during their first year of growth.

    Topset Stage: Topsets can be removed and planted or allowed to continue to develop on the stalk. The topsets reach maturity in the late summer. Some may develop a second stalk and develop a cluster on top. If you want bigger bulbs to develop, then remove the topsets. Flowers can develop among the topsets, especially on older plants or on crowded plants. When the topsets get heavy, their stalk will bend over and if the soil conditions are right, the topset can develop roots and grow into new plants.

    Harvesting: Yield is light the first year. Second year it will be much larger. Topsets can be harvested and eaten or planted for next year’s plants. The clump of onions that develop are similar size to shallots. One plant can develop up to 6 onions or 6 new plants. Harvest fall through winter. If you do not harvest your onions, they will grow back the following year, producing an even larger clump. When harvesting, make sure to leave some in the ground to continue growing or save some for replanting. The green leaves can be harvested and used as scallions, making sure not to remove the topset stalk.

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    We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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