Evergreen Scallion

Allium fistulosum

A scallion patch is easy to grow and useful nearly all year round.

A patch of this scallion is a long-time garden friend. In mid-winter, scallions are happy to get a jump start indoors; they can be transplanted anytime the ground can be worked; they multiply by division naturally if left unharvested; and they overwinter with no special care, emerging powerfully after the ground thaws, their deep green spears a reassuring sign of spring. Not actually a young bunching onion but a member of a separate, non-bulbing species, Evergreen Scallion is versatile, easy-to-grow, and delicious. Chopped and sprinkled on nearly any prepared dish, they make all flavors pop. In short: starting a scallion bed (or container garden) is a journey worth taking.

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Direct sow beginning 4 weeks before last frost, or start your first round of scallions indoors up to 12 weeks before last frost date. Make succession sowings every 3-4 weeks for scallions all season. A good fall crop can be started about 3-4 months before first autumn frost. If overwintered, they will emerge in early spring. Scallions are tolerant of less-than-ideal conditions.

Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth ¼-½"
Spacing in Row 2"
Spacing Between Rows 12-18"
Height at Maturity 5-10"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

Artwork by April Warren. Crops in the onion family originated in the seasonally wet margins of rivers. In this work, April has returned these scallions to their ancestral home, providing the viewer a rowboat with which to navigate the towering allium forest.

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