Egyptian Walking Onion is part of the Allium genus and its scientific name is Allium cepa var. profilerum.
Plant taxonomists have divided onions (Allium cepa) into three groups, the Cepa Group (bulbing onions), the Aggregatum Group (shallots, multiplier onions, potato onions), and the Proliferum Group (top-setting onions, walking onions, Egyptian onions, tree onions).
A type of edible vegetable / herb, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).
Egyptian Walking Onion is known for its erect growing habit.
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Egyptian Walking Onion have been kindly provided by our members.
Keep in mind when planting that Egyptian Walking Onion is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
See our list of companion Plants for Egyptian Walking Onion to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These estimates for how long Egyptian Walking Onion takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 12 days | Min 4 days | Max 119 days (9)
Average 86 days | Min 86 days | Max 86 days (1)
Average 426 days | Min 311 days | Max 2352 days (5)
Pearl onions, Top onions, Topset onions, Walking onions, Egyptian onion, Tree Onion
Allium cepa x Allium fistulosum, Allium cepa (Proliferum Group), Allium cepa var. bulbiferum, Allium cepa var. proliferum
The green onions are not strong at all. Guess I’ll have to keep some growing ! Used some in a loaf of green onion bread today.
HollyBee about growing Onions, Winter/Walking/Egyptian
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