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Egyptian Onions? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-06-2012

Has anyone ever grown these? My oldest son is coming home for the weekend. When he called the other day, he asked if I wanted him to bring me some herbs. I jumped on it! Then he mentioned bringing me some of these! They sound pretty cool!

Egyptian Walking Onion

Re: Egyptian Onions? - karyn - 04-06-2012

I've never heard of them either, but the do sound like fun. Are you worried that they will spread too much? It sounds like they're pretty prolific!

Re: Egyptian Onions? - cjs - 04-06-2012

Wow, how fun would that be. Hope you plant some and let us know, Daphne. Probably would not be a bad idea to plant in a planter, I guess, huh?

Re: Egyptian Onions? - Mare749 - 04-06-2012

What an interesting plant that is, Daphne. Hope you will keep us posted on how they progress. Might have to snag a few to bring home with me in September.

Re: Egyptian Onions? - BarbaraS - 04-06-2012

Well it looks like I am going to acquire a piece of our property that would be perfect for a little garden (long story).

These would be interesting to check out. How do they taste to you would be a good start, although I've never met an onion I didn't like. Same with mushrooms.


Re: Egyptian Onions? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-06-2012

They are described like a shallot with attitude. You can also eat the whole plant. The green shoots are similar to a green onion or chive, and the bulb underground can be eaten.

I'm putting them in a planter, because they are named Walking Onion for good reason. They said they'll "walk" across your yard....LOL! Maryann, I'll be sure to send some with you. They are also perinnial. They are said to be a very old plant that our grandparents would have had.

Re: Egyptian Onions? - cjs - 04-06-2012

darn, better head to North Carolina..................

Re: Egyptian Onions? - farnfam - 04-06-2012

Hey I want some too!! In a planter would be perfect. They wouldn't likely be perennial here, but maybe I could dig them up and save over winter?

Re: Egyptian Onions? - Gourmet_Mom - 04-06-2012

Cis, the nursery in that link said they survived outside in -25 degree weather.

Come on over, Jean! Although, we may experiment with a mailing. We'll see how it goes. They seem to be very hardy.

Re: Egyptian Onions? - DFen911 - 04-06-2012

Oh I would so do these! What a fun plant. Pick some and use them and every other one let them roam I look forward to hearing your reviews and seeing pictures