We trialed these on our farm the winter fall/winter if 2018 and were wonderfully surprised! They grew quickly and to a stunning size of 2″-3″ in diameter. Great mild flavor.
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93 in stock
Bunching onion- Tokyo
We trialed these on our farm the fall/winter of 2018 and were wonderfully surprised! They grew quickly and to a stunning size of 2″-3″ in diameter. Great mild flavor. The bunching onion is one of the most important types of onions in Asia and has been grown in China for thousands of years. A versatile and mild flavor makes it a great accompaniment to any dish. You can grow them in a pot or on a balcony. They do really well when interplanted with other cool-season crops like cabbages or broccoli. We keep ours in the ground until we use the last of them in mid-summer after our salsa season!
Suggested Planting Requirements: Starting seed inside is recommended to reduce competition with weeds. Onion seeds are notoriously slow-growing, so be patient! You may also direct sow. Onion seeds have the shortest viability of all common vegetables so make sure your seeds are fresh.
Growing Recommendations: There are several different types of onions. Bulbing onions produce a large bulb and can store for some time. Spring onions or bunching onions are typically sown in the fall and harvested as “spring” onions or scallions in the early springtime. Depending on what kind of onion you wish to grow, the growing recommendations will vary slightly.
Growing Recommendations for bulbing onions: The key to success is planting them early enough so that they can get large enough to form heads by the time summer or fall arrives. There are three different types of bulbing onions. For success, a grower must know what kind of bulbing onion does well in their climate. We have listed the types below. Plant onion seeds in the fall to ensure production by early spring. Growers can plant inside to protect from the competition with weeds. When the seedlings are 4 weeks old or so you can transplant them out into a moist garden bed or pot. Space out bulbing onions to a spacing of at least 4″. The wider the spacing, the large the onions can grow.
If direct planting the seeds, prepare the soil with 2″ of compost and work the soil to remove any debris that would inhibit growth. Direct sow the seeds and keep the soil moist until full germination.
Short Day Onions: Onions that form bulbs when the day lengths reach 10-12 hours.
Intermediate Day Onions: 12-14 hours of sunlight required to form bulbs.
Long Day Onions: requires 14-16 hours of sunlight to form bulbs.
As a general rule of thumb, growers north of San Fransico should grow long-day onions while gardeners south of that point should grow short day or intermediate day onions for a summer harvest of bulbing onions.
Growing Recommendations for bunching or spring onions: Plant spring onion seeds in the fall to ensure production by early spring. Growers can plant inside to protect them from the competition with weeds. When the seedling is 2 weeks old or so you can transplant them out into a moist garden bed or pot. Space out spring onions to a spacing of at least 2″ The wider the spacing, the large the onions can grow. If direct planting the seeds, prepare the soil with 2″ of compost and work the soil to remove any debris that would inhibit growth.
Harvesting & Storage: You can harvest and eat green onions in many stages. Young onions can be thinned and eaten like chives while larger onions can be pulled directly out of the soil.
|Days to Germination:||5-13|
|Days to Maturity:||80|
|Height at Maturity:||5-7”|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package weight: 1 gram
|Dimensions||5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in|