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Welsh Onion

Allium fistulosum

Ciboul, Onion-leek, Japanese bunching onion, Japanese leek, Stone leek, Welsh leek

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Spring onions taste and smell like onions, but have undeveloped bulbs that resemble those of leeks. They are less intense and sweeter in taste than regular onions. They will do well with a little shade in the afternoon and can be grown in the garden, in a container, in a greenhouse, indoors or outdoors. They take up very little space and have a high yield.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Harvest when the stem is about 10 mm in width or a minimum of 15 cm in height. They reach maturity after 8-12 weeks.

Propagation

Seed
Sow directly or indoors and transplant later. Sow seeds 5 mm deep. Sow seeds or transplants 5 cm apart in a row 10-15 cm apart. Allow 5 cm between sets. Germination: 2 weeks. Sow in Spring/Summer

Special features

Pot plant
Can be grown in a container. They do not take up a lot of space and grow quickly
Crop rotation
Light Feeder

Geography

Origin
Asia China
Natural climate
Cool to warm

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Wet
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
The leaves and underdeveloped bulbs are edible and are used as scallions, as a salad onion or cooked in the same way as regular onions.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Amaryllidaceae
Flower colour
Light Pink or White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Neck rot and white rot.

Companion plants

Lettuce, beetroot, strawberries, tomatoes, brassicas.

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