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We’re 3rd generation wild-crafters who sustainably gather from Midwest forests. All of our plants and mushrooms offered for sale have been carefully identified and harvested by expert wild-crafters who use modern scientific best-practices and traditional low-impact harvesting. We only ship products of the finest grade so they arrive in your kitchen in excellent condition. We’re honored to be able to gather the magical bounty of the forests and deliver it to you!

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Organic Top-Set Egyptian Walking Onion


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This homestead variety of onion has been a quiet star of the country garden for more than a century! It’s got as many names as uses, but is often called the Egyptian Walking Onion or All-Season Onion. All parts of the plant are edible and if the ground isn’t frozen solid, there’s a good chance part of it is available and in season! Instead of regrowing from a bulb every year, this variety forms top-sets at the end of it’s long hollow stalks in late spring and sometimes THOSE top-sets make thier own top-sets as well- all of which eventually root upon falling over, giving the onions the ability to ‘walk’ through the garden. 

 The greens make wonderful scallions, and the top set bulbs have a rich but not over-powering flavor. Buy extra and set aside a batch of homemade cocktail onions for perfect gifts and garnishes, or even tuck a few bulbs in the corner of your fall garden now and establish your own patch of this pioneer kitchen favorite!

These are grown in my organic garden from a handful of bulbs sourced from an old home-site in the 1980’s.

(This listing is for 4 ounces with shipping included. Additional 4 ounce units can be purchased at the same time to the same address for an additional $5/per 4oz up to two pounds total.)

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