Allium fistulosum
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Allium fistulosum

welsh onion
Japanese bunching onion

  family alliaceae 
  genus allium 

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Genus  Allium Species  fistulosum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  welsh onion   Japanese bunching onion Family  ALLIACEAE Specimen number  S11974 Data source  UnVeg p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Clump forming Overall height  1' 8" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 29 Acceptable soil pH  Moderately acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Allium fistulosum does best in partial shade.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a mild onion flavor. Allium fistulosum is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Clumps Crop spacing  4" Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period  May 01 - May 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Any Fertilizer    Time to harvest  60 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a mild onion flavor
Horticulture notes  May is normally the best time to begin planting. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 4" apart. Estimated time to harvest is 60 days. Propagation of Allium fistulosum can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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