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Walking onions (Egyptian onions)

Crivitz, WI(Zone 4b)

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

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

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.

Crivitz, WI(Zone 4b)

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

Flora, IN(Zone 5a)

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

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Bev, I bet it was BH&G - I was reading it the other day, while my car was getting an oil change ;o)

Crivitz, WI(Zone 4b)

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

Brimfield, MA(Zone 5a)

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!!!

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 6b)

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/

Brimfield, MA(Zone 5a)

Good to know... I didn't see them listed in Watchdog, is there another d/b/a???

Fayetteville, AR(Zone 6b)

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

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