Egyptian Walking Onions

| 4/3/2014 9:05:00 AM

Tags: landrace gardening, onions, Utah, Joseph Lofthouse,

green onions

I have started harvesting my first crop for the season: Egyptian Walking Onions. They grow under the snow during the winter and are ready for harvest about 3 weeks after our winter snow cover melts. My father calls them forever onions because they continue to produce food for my family until covered with snow in the fall. The strain I am growing was collected from my great-grandfather's garden.

How to Use Egyptian Walking Onions

I love the taste of walking onions. They are robustly flavored without the strong sting that is so disagreeable to me in some varieties of onion.

In my climate walking onions produce scallions (green onions) during the entire growing season. In hotter climates they may form a dormant bulb during the hottest part of the summer. The bulbils may be eaten as well. The bulbils are small, so I like using them in dishes that don't require peeling such as pickles or roasted onion.

2/2/2016 7:45:27 AM

Have you tried making homes for bumblebees ? I'll be creating various types of homes/shelter for pollinators this spring as well as purposely growing trees, shrubs and perennials that they will or should love to visit. It would be a joy to share my experiences with you Joseph. Looking forward to purchasing your goodies for my brother's garden in Paradise !

12/1/2014 11:45:17 AM

Potato onions generally produce larger bulbs and are eaten as a root. Egyptian onions tend to be eaten as green onions.

Marilyn Williams
4/18/2014 9:31:14 PM

Are these a/k/a potato onions?

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!