read this section before placing an order for Egyptian Walking
Egyptian Walking Onion topsets are sold in batches of 10, 25,
50, 100, 200 and 500. We do not sell topsets by the pound. If
you want to place an order for more than 500 topsets, please contact
us for a discount price.
is a topset?
An Egyptian Walking Onion "topset" is one of the little
"bulblets" that grows at the top of the plant. It is
essentially a baby Egyptian Walking Onion plant.
The majority of our topsets range from approximately 1/4" to
3/4" in diameter, however, some may be bigger and some may
be smaller. Any order of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets may or may
not contain sets that fall in the extreme small or large end of
this size range. Meaning, when you order 10 topsets, you may or
may not get any "big" topsets that are 1" or more
in diameter, and you may or may not get any "small" topsets
that are 1/4" or less in diameter. We deal with thousands of
topsets, so the sets you receive are the luck of the draw. However,
we do try to send a fair range in size so that you don't receive
all small or all large topsets.
of three average size Egyptian Walking Onion topsets
shown with a penny for size reference.
shape and appearance
The shape of an Egyptian Walking Onion topset varies. Some topsets
are round, and some are enlongated. Most all topsets will have a
little sprout or roots emerging. Some topsets may have greens up
to 3 or 4 inches long. Topset colors range from green to reddish/purple.
The outer layers of your topsets will be dry. This is normal and
occurs during the curing process. Dry outer layers protect the topsets
from excessive moisture loss and entrance of pathological organisms.
you will receive when you place an order of Egyptian Walking Onion
When an order is placed, the Egyptian Walking Onion topsets are
carefully picked by hand and counted. We always throw in a few extra
for positive onion energy! The topsets are placed into a small paper
bag (lunch bag), which is then put into a small US Priority mail
box. We do not send any planting instructions or other printed material
with your order, except maybe a business card. We are striving to
be a "green" company so we try to conserve when possible.
Since we post general planting directions on our website, we can
save paper and ink by not printing and sending them. Thank you for
example of an order of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.
is an example of what you will receive
when you place an order of 10 Egyptian Walking Onion topsets:
10 topsets (plus extras not shown), a small paper bag, and a box.
to do with your topsets when they arrive
Onion sets do not store very well. They are not like a seed with
a hard outer coating that protects them from extreme environmental
conditions. Egyptian Walking Onion topsets are in fact miniature
plants. They are very vulnerable and can dry out, mold, or even
die if not cared for properly. We continue to sell our Egyptian
Walking Onion topsets well into the winter, long after we have harvested
them all. This is because we cure them before putting them in storage.
We store them in a dark refrigerator at a temperature just above
freezing. They can remain viable for quite a while this way, but
they would do far better if they were planted in the ground. We
recommend that you plant your Egyptian Walking Onion topsets as
soon as possible after you receive them. If the ground is frozen
or covered with snow when you get your topsets, just plant them
in a pot of soil and keep them inside. Keep the pot in a cool, dark
place if you don't want them to grow too much. Put the pot in a
warm, sunny place if you want them to grow like crazy. Do not over
water them. Once per week is good. Make sure the water drains through
the soil well. There are more planting instructions on the home
You may receive freshly picked topsets which have not been cured.
They may have greens up to 3 or 4 inches long. You can plant these
topsets immediately or you can cure them by letting them dry in
the shade where there is plenty of airflow. When they are fully
cured, the outer layer will have hardened and the greens will have
dried to a light brown color. Store them in a cool, dry, dark place
until you are ready to plant them. A refrigerator works great, but
they must remain dry so they do not mold.
Please contact us for wholesale prices on large quantities - free
shipping! We do not sell our Egyptian Walking Onion topsets
by the pound or by size, we sell by count only. Ask us about our
discounts for schools and nonprofit organizations :-)
We use Paypal as our payment system. When you click the "Add
to Cart" button to place your order, you will be directed to
our PayPal shopping cart page. You will see our PayPal account email:
"firstname.lastname@example.org" at the top of the page.
If you don't have a Paypal account, you can still click on the "add
to cart" button and pay with your credit/debit card through
the secured PayPal website: click the "checkout" button
(as opposed to the "checkout with PayPal" button), then
click the "don't have a PayPal account" link and you will
be able to enter your credit/debit card information. If you do not
want to pay over the internet, you can pay with a check or money
order. IMPORTANT: If you plan to pay with a check or money order,
please contact us for instructions.
Shipping for Egyptian Walking Onions within the United States is:
$6.50 for 1-2 orders
$12.50 for 3-6 orders
$20.00 for 7 and up orders
International shipping is $40.00 for 1-2 orders and $60.00 for 3
and up. Orders shipped outside the US are done so at your own risk.
Every country has their own customs regulations and I cannot be
Free shipping for wholesale orders.
All orders are shipped via US Priority Mail except where indicated
We will combine shipping!
If your order will fit in a small flat-rate Priority box, then shipping
will be a flat $6.50. If your order is bigger, but will fit into
a medium flat-rate Priority box, then shipping will be $12.50. Large
orders requiring a large flat-rate Priority box will be $20.00.
Please notify us if you would like to combine your shipping charges.
Shipping for Plant Catalog items is 1-2 weeks unless you place an
order in the dead of winter and I have to wait until the ground
thaws to obtain your plants.
you for your order!
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