20 Egyptian Walking Onion Bulbils (Top Sets)
-Super hardy, prolific, and easy to grow
-Requires little human maintenance
-Delicious, with a long harvest season
Egyptian Walking Onions: a superb perennial allium. They proliferate by producing clusters of bulbils on the top of their stalk. These sets sometimes sprout, producing another cluster, and then another, until the plant is so top heavy with multiple generations of onions that it falls over, thus walking the plant to a new location. These bulbils can be harvested and eaten as small onion bulbs or planted in the ground, easily growing a new plant. They also form a clump of medium sized bulbs in the soil. The greens are one of the first foods to emerge in spring. They are easy to grow, delicious, have a long harvest window, easy to reproduce, and winter hardy, creating a low maintenance food source for years to come.
Some planting instructions:
They do great in full sun. Plant them the depth you would a seed, about 1-2 times deeper than the bulb is long, or even just deep enough to cover the bulb. If there is some green already emerging from the bulb, you can have that sticking up above the soil. Plant the pointy end up, as that is where growth emerges. Plant them every 6-8 inches, after a year of growth they will mostly fill in that space. Keep them watered and weeded as they establish. They will appreciate mulch if you have it available. Once established they are very drought tolerant