Walking Onion

If you like onion, the Walking Onion is a fun one to grow. Completely edible from the bulbs to the greens to the little bublets that grow on it's tips, this mild tasting onion is a great conversation starter as well. It starts out growing like green bunching onion, but then these little bublet clusters form at the tips. They start to send out crazy looking "arms" and then get heavy and cause the stalk to tip over. When the bublets touch the ground, they root and start a new bunch, which is why the onion seems like it is "walking". Great in stirfry, or raw in salads and sandwiches, and fun to look at in your garden!

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By Regina from Rochester, NY

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Where might a person get a start of these - seedhouse? nursery? individual?

My mother had these years ago and I've looked for them everywhere. PLEASE REPLY!

THANK YOU!

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

I would also like to know where to get these and if they will grow in the south.

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

I have a Pregnant Onion plant - but haven't heard of a Walking Onion Please tell us where to get some. I like having unusual things. And we eat a lot of onions.

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Add me to the list . I to would be interested in buying some starters.

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Regina,

Yes, I too am also interested in the walking onion and like Reina, I also have a pregnant onion and would love a walking onion plant. Please tell me where to get it!

love and hugs

Marcia

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

Here are some sites that have them available:

http://davesgarden.com/ps/go/31430/

They are called Walking Onion, Egyptian Tree Onion and Top Set onion.

I used to have some of these and they were fun.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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July 21, 20070 found this helpful

To answer some questions:

I got mine from my mother (in SC) and I am growing it in NY - so they grow pretty much anywhere.

Thanks Susan for the links on where to get them - since mine were from cuttings, I was not sure where to buy them.

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July 21, 20070 found this helpful

Anyone want to share some of their's? I'd rather get some from a friend than commercially grown. Can email to twodogsmom AT juno.com

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(Don't know if I'm duplicating this feedback because the "page expired" before I sent it! So, I'm sending it again.) Do the parent plants die back each year? Are the mature plants prolific? Are they invasive? Is the taste sweet or hot? How tall do they get? Are they evergreen? Can they be planted in a pot since we don't eat too many of them? : )

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July 21, 20070 found this helpful

oh my goodness I have a backyard lined with these- I knew they were onions but not the exact type how do I use these in recipes?

If anyone knows of a way to mail them from my home in MI to you I will gladly share.

They get up to knee high and grow like weeds, I am certain they will grow anywhere. They die down each winter and come up looking like chives but then they blossom out and get bigger!

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July 23, 20070 found this helpful

They are mild tasting - not hot.

I use the green stalks like chives or green onion - I just mince them up and either throw them in salads raw, or cook them in soups, omelets, or with chicken.

The bulbs I use like shallots. I peel them (I find a garlic peeler helps because they are small) and mince them up. Again, it is a mild flavor and works great in soups, casseroles, anything you would put onion in.

If you want to keep them from taking over - the key is to EAT them - by cutting off the top bublets they cannot "walk over" and make a new plant. You can also dig up the whole plant and dry the bulbs for use eating in the wintertime.

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