Onion - Evergreen Bunching Onion (Allium fistulosum) Non GMO - Organic Vegetable
The Evergreen Bunching Onion, scientifically known as Allium fistulosum 'Evergreen,' is a perennial, non-bulbing onion variety. It is highly regarded for its mild and oniony flavor, making it a popular choice for both gardeners and cooks. These onions are distinguished by their long, slender, and vibrant green stalks that stay evergreen throughout the growing season.
Evergreen Bunching Onions are a wonderful addition to your garden, providing a continuous supply of mild, onion-flavored greens for your culinary creations. Their evergreen nature and adaptability make them a valuable choice for both gardeners and chefs.
- 1. **Location:** Plant Evergreen Bunching Onions in a sunny to partially shaded location. They are adaptable and can thrive in various soil types.
- 2. **Planting:** You can start Evergreen Bunching Onions from seeds, sets (small bulbs), or transplants. Plant them about 1 inch deep and space them 1-2 inches apart in rows, with 12-18 inches between rows.
- 3. **Watering:** Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering, as they prefer well-drained soil. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells.
- 4. **Fertilization:** Fertilize with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer at the time of planting and then again a few times during the growing season.
- 5. **Thinning:** Thin the onion plants as they grow, allowing adequate space for healthy growth. The thinnings can be used in cooking as green onions.
- 6. **Mulching:** Applying mulch around the onion plants helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a stable soil temperature.
- 7. **Harvesting:** You can start harvesting Evergreen Bunching Onions once they reach a suitable size, usually around 60-80 days after planting. Harvest by cutting the green tops as needed, leaving the roots to regrow. These onions can be harvested at any stage of growth for their green tops.
- 8. **Storage:** Freshly harvested Evergreen Bunching Onions can be stored in the refrigerator for a limited time. However, they are best enjoyed fresh from the garden for their vibrant flavor.
- Seed Count: 1 gram