Onion
“Egyptian Walking Onion”
(Allium cepa var. proliferum)

Onion “Egyptian Walking Onion”Allium cepa var. proliferum Onion “Egyptian Walking Onion” Allium cepa var. proliferum

When you aren’t looking, these onions rise up from the earth & idly stroll about the garden. Okay, not seriously - but they do form bulbils up to an inch across atop every blooming stalk &, if you leave them, these heads will become heavy & drop to the ground, spreading baby onions every which way. These babies can be harvested so that the original plants can be left in situ & you can avoid the labor of digging & dividing them to harvest. Originally discovered in Canada, this onion has a very strong & spicy flavor & the bulbils can be used just as you would any other onion. Bulbs are usually harvested in late Summer, greens can be used year round. Winter deciduous. Space 6-9”, grows to 2’ tall.

Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun
 Reg/Avg.water

Perennial
USDA Zones 3-10