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Beginner Vegetables: Walking onions (Egyptian onions)

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plantzoo
Crivitz, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2007
1:34 PM

Post #3249717

Does anyone know where I can get these? Also, how to plant them? How long will it take them to produce an onion to eat?
Bev

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 5, 2007
1:43 PM

Post #3249752

Here are some info: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/57036/ that includes commercial sources and a couple other folks wanting some ;o) It seems most of those commenting on it have grown it more for its ornamental value than to eat. But I did see a photo and comment on it in a recent gardening magazine (could have been Southern Living, Tennessee Gardener, or Organic Gardening) - with my own, I planted them several years ago, and just harvest what I need, whenever I need it. I think I gave them about a year to get well-established.
plantzoo
Crivitz, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2007
2:02 PM

Post #3249806

Hi Terry, Thanks for the info. I found a photo in my March issue of Better Homes and Gardens and have that "must have" feeling. Even if you can't eat them, I love the way they look.
Bev
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2007
2:10 PM

Post #3249829

I have had these for years, from my Mom ,from her Mom . They are called walking onions because the little bulblets grow on the top and when too heavy the stalk falls over and they grow where they land. I mostly eat the tops ( green onions) you can eat the bulb but it never gets large,and is not juicy ,rather hard . I do use them in cooking. Would be glad to send some,but they are still under snow Cinda

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 5, 2007
2:14 PM

Post #3249837

Bev, I bet it was BH&G - I was reading it the other day, while my car was getting an oil change ;o)
plantzoo
Crivitz, WI
(Zone 4b)

March 5, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3250553

Terry, yep, thats it.

Cindy, I'll take you up on that when the snow is gone. When the time is right, just let me know and I will send you the postage. We still have about 12" of snow on the ground. Can't wait for Spring it's been a long Winter!!!!
Bev
lafko06
Brimfield, MA
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2007
12:13 AM

Post #3251844

Sandhill Preservation has them and I like their pricing best. I have some from another source, but www.sandhillpreservation.com is great. THEY ARE SLOW TO SHIP, so don't use them if you are in a rush lol!!!
chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2007
5:41 PM

Post #3280978

I just purchased some Friday. Received them the next Monday. Here is where I ordered. Great deal and super-nice plants

http://www.egyptianonions.com/
lafko06
Brimfield, MA
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2007
2:07 AM

Post #3282619

Good to know... I didn't see them listed in Watchdog, is there another d/b/a???
chicochi3
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2007
3:07 AM

Post #3282830

To my knowledge that's the only ID they have.

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