Walking onions grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Allium also known as Egyptian onions or tree onion, Walking onions is a perennial plant because the vegetative reproduction of the bulbs, the bulb is biennial and used as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-12.

Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial growth, leaves grow in groups linked together

Flowers small the color is white the flower grow on hollow stem as inflorescence, mostly instead of flowers on the flowering stems grow small onion (bulblets) the bulblets and the stem edible, possible to plant the bulblets

Walking onions bulbs

Bulb is made from layers that grow in radial oblong shape, the layers color can white, the size 1-3 cm, the taste depend on the cultivars some spicy and some sweet

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How to grow Walking onions growing and care:

Mulch, rich soil, well drain soil, free of rocks, nitrogen

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Autumn or sping

Pests and diseases:
Onion fly, Onion thrips

Pruning season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant:
10-50 cm, 8-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
White flowers grow in inflorescence on hollow stem

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Can be taken with the bulb or just some leaves at the time

Information about leaves:
Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial structure, leaves grow in groups linked together

Uses of Walking onions leaves:
Eaten raw, cooked, spice, salad

Edible Roots

Information about Walking onions bulb:
Bulb is made from layers that grow in radial oblong shape, the layers color can white, the size 1-3 cm, the taste depend on the cultivars some spicy and some sweet

When to pull up Walking onions bulb:
All year

Uses of Walking onions bulb:
Eaten raw, cooked, spice, salad

Scientific name:

Allium proliferum

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