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Botanical name: Allium cepa var. proliferum
Common: Winter Onion, Walking Onion, Top-set Onions, Medusa Onion.
Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Zone 3a - 9a

These perennial onion plants produce small bulbs, or bulbils, instead of flowers. Replant for more onions. Use the leaves as green onions or dig up the bulbs and use as you would common garden onions. The bubils are edible but tough.

This is such a versatile plant:

~The young shoots are used like green onions or chives – tender and delicious. They are growing long before you have even planted your green onions so you can eat them earlier in the spring.
~The top-set bulblets are great pickled. They are a little tedious to peel, so I will just smash them with the side of a knife like you would garlic, remove the skin and put them through a garlic press. Delicious on hamburgers, or really anywhere you would use onion powder or onions in general. They are a little more spicy than some of your normal onions – enjoy!
~The stalks will get quite large in length and circumference. We’ve had some as big around as a golf ball. They are hollow inside - great for stuffing like you would stuff a pepper; and then grilled.
~The onion at the bottom (underground) does not get bulbous (round) like a traditional onion; still delicious used like any normal onion.

Sow in an area with good water drainage. Winter Onions hate wet feet. Plant 1 inch deep and space them 5 inches apart in rows. Firm the soil lightly over them with your hands, then water thoroughly. Water the onions until the first fall freeze, providing about 1 inch of water a week.

*Plant around the perimeter of the garden to discourage pests; plant near carrots to improve growth and repel carrot flies.

*Nutritionally onions are rich in vitamins A and C and are rich in calcium and iron.

Listing is for 3 rooted onions.

Walking Onions - 3 perennial bulbs


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