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Offline JANET

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Walking Onions
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:18:32 PM »
hi  friend asked me recently about walking onions? I hadn't heard of them before so can anyone tell me about them please and  where to get some as they  sound intriguing
            thanks
              janet

Offline bulborum

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Re: Walking Onions
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 06:55:41 PM »
I got them under the name Allium cepa var. viviparum but it seems also for sale under A. proliferum
Tree onion, top-setting onions, walking onions, or Egyptian onions
Sorry I am not allowed to ship some to you

Roland

Offline Raymondo

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Re: Walking Onions
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 09:25:10 PM »
Janet, they produce a bulb very like a shallot. Most years, they put up a ‘flower’ stalk with little bulbs rather than flowers. As these mature the stalk falls over under the weight and the little bulbs take root where they land. In this way, over time, the plant can spread. It is said to walk! I haven’t checked mine recently but if they have any of the little bulbs I’ll pop some in the post for you. I’ll check tomorrow.
Ray, gardening on an old flood plain with clay loam from 30 to 60 cm deep over clay.

Offline Cass

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Re: Walking Onions
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:49:13 AM »
I can post you some if Ray can’t [emoji846]


Offline JANET

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Re: Walking Onions
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 04:07:03 PM »
thanks so much Ray and cass much appreciated

thanks too Roland yes I know you cant send any , but thankyou anyway

sorry I haven't around much but havent had a good year healthwise , but on the mend now I hope