A tasty low-maintenance scallion Japanese Heirloom. Very popular in Asian cuisine and used in everything from rice, stir-fries, soup, salads and as a garnish. This variety is bulbless, divides and thus can be considered sort of a perennial. Its stalks are tender, nor overly pungent and very flavourful. It is a cool season crop so is best sown either in the spring for a fall crop or in the fall for a crop the following year. Use like scallions, then allow some plants to grow and each will have half a dozen narrow divisions in the fall. Great for autumn and winter.
Scientific Name: Allium fistulosum
Plant Life Cycle: perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18°C
Germination time in days: 7-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 65 Days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: fertile and well drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow direct mid to late spring when soil temperature reaches at least 13°C and after last frost has passed. Sow 1-3 seeds per 3cm, thin to 5-15 cm apart.