These are a type of onion which sets new bulbs at the top of a stalk, and as the stalks dry out they fall over and the bulbs replant themselves, or "walk" across your garden. Most people will pull the bulbs off and replant in rows, to make weeding and tending the garden easier. In southern climates you may be able to harvest green onion tops as early as February or March.
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Really, Amazon, really? This is a Pennsylvania heirloom. I grew up near the farm they originated from. Hirt's is an Ohio company. HIRT'S IS NOT SELLING THIS ITEM (I emailed the owner). They do not sell internationally. I got my shipping notification, and it's shipping by China Post. If I could give this -5 stars, I would. Ever hear of the stink bug? This one I'm reporting to the USDA and the attorney general. This is a massive deception and, possibly, a violation of our agricultural laws.
EDIT: Amazon issued a full refund after I talked with a representative.
EDIT#2: Received order from China on 5/14. Two packets of seeds labeled "onion". BIG PROBLEM: Egyptian Walking Onions produce bulbs, not seeds. Amazon advertisement says 10 bulbs. I grew a large patch of Egyptian Walking Onions for nearly 20 years and never once saw a plant produce seed. Read about the REAL Egyptian Walking Onions here: [...]
I was expecting small bulbs but I received 14 seeds in a ziplock bag. I have not planted them yet so I can not attest that they are even the correct seeds.
I like the thought of having walking onions in my herb garden. However, I was not really able to find out. When I received my order there were about 10 bulbs in the package and 9 of them were so old they were dust and the last one was dessicated. I complained and was sent an alternative variety that has been slow to start and is a clumping variety more like Chives, it gives good green onions until a deep freeze though. Perhaps later I will take a chance again on walking onions.
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