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Egyptian Walking Onion Topsets

Offering Traditional Red Topsets

Don't miss out on adding Egyptian Walking Onions to your fall planting line up!
The Egyptian Walking Onion is one of the "forgotten" heirloom fall-planting Allium bulbs that is
making a great comeback. It really is in high demand, so order now to ensure you have
Egyptian Walking Onion topsets for your fall garden plans....before we are sold out!


All new orders are shipping now!

All presale orders are starting to ship now also!

It will proabably take me all of September to get all the presale orders shipped, because there's only one of me and lots of you! But rest assured, you will receive your long awaited order this month. When your order ships, you will receive an email with a tracking number (be sure to check your "junk" email folder.)

We will combine shipping!
If you want to order more than one item, let us know and we will send you an invoice.
Or, if we see that you have overpaid for shipping, we will refund the difference.

We send extra topsets with every topset order to assure happy onioning!

Please scroll down and read the "Topset Ordering Information"
before placing your order. Thank you!

Meanwhile.....I will be counting and packing your beloved Egyptian Walking Onion topsets
with love and happy onioning vibes!

Send me an email to check the status of your onions:


10 Red Topsets

Our "counted" topsets are avarage sized topsets as shown in the photo with a quarter for reference. If you have a small garden, pots on a balcony, or just want to give this plant a try, then 10 topsets is probably the right choice for you.

$7.00 for 10 red topsets
0.70¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

25 Red Topsets

25 Topsets will give you a decent sized Egyptian Walking Onion patch. Plant about 2" deep and 1 foot apart. Remember, the bulbs in the ground also divide.

$15.00 for 25 red topsets
0.60¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

50 Red Topsets

50 Topsets: now we're getting serious! This amount of topsets is for the onion lover! You will have a great supply of greens, bulbs, and topsets. You may want to consider dedicating a perennial garden just for these little babies! Plant 2" deep and 1 foot apart. You can plant them closer together, but you will have to thin them out sooner.

$25.00 for 50 red topsets
0.50¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

100 RedTopsets

100 Topsets: for the expert gardener who loves their onions and wants to start out with a good sized Egyptian Walking Onion patch. Here's a visual: if you plant these at 1 foot apart, you would have a 10'x10' onion garden. Unless you decide to plant them in a raised garden bed (which I highly recommend if your back is anything like mine is) then you would have 25 feet of 4' wide raised garden beds.

$40.00 for 100 red topsets
0.40¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

200 Red Topsets

200 Topsets is a lot of topsets, but maybe you want a lot of onions - a lifetime supply of them coming back every year for you and your family, neighbors, and friends!

$60.00 for 200 red topsets
0.30¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

500 Red Topsets

500 Topsets comes to mind when I think about permaculture and homesteading, or even nurseries. A good price for A LOT of plants!!

$125.00 for 500 red topsets
0.25¢ per set

Order now, ships in September

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow
to keep an appointment with a beech-tree,
or a yellow birch,
or an old acquaintance among the pines."

- Henry David Thoreau

Small Box of Red Mini Cluster Balls

This is the biggest bang for your buck! If you want to plant a lot of onions for a low price, this is it. However, these topests will be tiny, and therefore will produce tiny plants with no topsets of their own during their first year of growth. But eventually, they will grow big and start making topsets during their second year, and every year thereafter.

You will receive a SMALL flat rate Priority Mail box full of mini Egyptian Walking Onion cluster balls. Each cluster ball averages about 15 to 20 topsets. The topsets within the cluster balls are very small averaging about 1/4" wide. Though small, they will still produce beautiful onion plants. To plant: separate topsets and space 4" apart 2" deep. Or, you can just plant the whole cluster!

You will receive one SMALL flat rate Priority Mail box full of mini cluster balls per order as shown in the photo.

$20.00 for a small box of red clusters PRESALE
Order now, ships in September

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

- Emily Dickinson

10 Red JUMBO Topsets

Jump start your onion patch! This is a good choice if you want immediate results when planting topsets. These sets are nice and big, and are very similar to what the mature bulbs in the ground are like. They will make nice big plants their first year, and will more than likely even produce tiny topsets.

JUMBO topsets are at least one inch or more in diameter. We only have a limited supply, so get them now before they are gone.

$25.00 for 10 red jumbo topsets
I have a very limited supply of these beauties. If you want some, send me an email to check availablility:


Onion Sack

Give the gift of onions! The Onion Sack is a miniature burlap sack with a drawstring. This cute little Onion Sack makes a perfect little gift bag for your Egyptian Walking Onion topsets! Each sack is stamped (it's actually hand painted with fabric ink) "EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS" in messy stencil font, and measures 4" x 6". One sack can hold up to 50 average sized Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.
*Does not come with topsets*
(ya gotta order those separately)

$4.99 for onion sack (onions not included)
Now shipping!

Topset Ordering Information

Please read this section before placing an order for Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.

Our Egyptian Walking Onion topsets are sold in batches of 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
We do not sell topsets by the pound.

What is a topset?
An Egyptian Walking Onion "topset" is one of the little "bulblets" that grows in a cluster at the top of the plant. It is essentially a baby Egyptian Walking Onion plant. Below is a comparison of a cluster of topsets and just one topset.

Cluster of topsets

One topset

Topset size
Topsets are marble sized. 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 contain sets that fall in the extreme small or large end of this size range. Meaning, when you order 10 topsets, you may get "big" topsets that are 1" or more in diameter, and you may get "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. We strive to grow exceptional topsets that are nice and big. Our average topset size has gotten bigger over the years. We sell most of the smaller topsets as "mini clusters".

An example of three average size Egyptian Walking Onion
topsets shown with a penny for size reference.

Topset shape and appearance
The shape of an Egyptian Walking Onion topset varies. Some topsets are round, and some are enlongated. Some are even flat! 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 such as mold and bacteria.

What you will receive when you place an order of Egyptian Walking Onion Topsets
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 your understanding.

An example of an order of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.

This 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.

What 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 through 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 cold, dark place all winter at whatever the outdoor temperature happens to be. The colder, the better! They can remain viable for over 6 months 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 page.
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, so never put them in plastic bag or container. A paper bag is better.

Please contact us for wholesale prices on large quantities. 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: "" 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 me for instructions.
Click here to print an order form.

We ship USPS Priority mail.
Shipping for Egyptian Walking Onions within the United States is:
$8.65 (small flat rate box) for 1-2 orders. If one of these two orders is a small box of clusters, then they will need to be shipped in a medium flat rate box and the shipping price will be $15.00.
$15.00 (medium flat rate box) for 3-6 orders
$20.00 (large flat rate box) for 7 and up orders

All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail except where indicated otherwise.
We will combine shipping!
If your order will fit in a small flat-rate Priority box, then shipping will be a flat $8.65. If your order is bigger, but will fit into a medium flat-rate Priority box, then shipping will be $13.50. 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 dig your plants.

Thank you for your order!
Happy Onioning!

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