“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.