Photo Gallery: Egyptian Walking Onion Topsets

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An Egyptian Walking Onion topset is basically a miniature onion plant. If planted, a topset will grow roots from the bottom and a stalk from the top just like any other onion plant. When the plant matures it will grow its own cluster of topsets. Topsets grow in a cluster. A cluster may contain 2 to 30 topsets. Newly emerged topsets are an overall yellow-greenish color. As the topsets mature, they will darken to a rich maroon color and develop a papery outer layer.


A young, bright green cluster of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets in the spring.


Topsets beginning to turn a beautiful crimson maroon color.


Young clusters of topsets.
One cluster is growing leaves, the other will not.


Topsets taking on their crimson color.


Egyptian Walking Onion summer topsets.


Egyptian Walking Onion topsets resembling Saguaro cacti.


Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.


Big, beautiful Walking Onion topsets over 1" in diameter.


A cluster of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.


A typical cluster of Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.


Young Egyptian Walking Onion topsets wrapped in their paper capsule.


Clusters of topsets in midsummer.


Pea green stripes on Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.


Three beautifully colored Egyptian Walking Onion topsets
and a white striped twisting branch.


The fractal nature of the Egyptian Walking Onion plant.


Topsets branching off from topsets.


Egyptian Walking Onion topsets are viviparous:
they germinate while still attached to the parent plant.


Egyptian Walking Onion topsets have a papery outer layer.


Mature Egyptian Walking Onion topsets in the summer.


A comparison of Egyptian Walking Onion topset sizes.
Sizes range from approximately 1/4" to 1" in diameter
as seen in this photo.


Swirling topsets.


Egyptian Walking Onion topsets in the yellow sunlight.


A closeup of the tiny roots growing from a pair of germinating
Egyptian Walking Onion topsets still attached to the parent plant.
Only two topsets grew on this plant, but they are big.


A cluster of germinating Egyptian Walking Onion topsets.




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