Green Onions, White Spear (Organic)
$3.80 – $12.50
Allium fistulosum. Green Scallion/Onion. 60 days.
Andrew’s favorite green onion! Dependably produces beautiful bunches of green onions. Upright growth with no flopping, vigorous and easy to clean. So perfect that you don’t even need to cut the tops off. Bright green leaves and white bottoms are tall yet stocky. We have been selecting this variety for overwintering with much success. White Spear will go perennial and slowly self propagate in our Pacific Northwest climate, as long as you don’t eat them all.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil February to July. Transplant into the garden April to August, when plants are at least the size of a pencil lead. Space 1” in rows that are 1’ apart. Onions benefit from frequent watering and shallow cultivation. Harvest when they are the size you want to eat.
To save seed, leave at least 20 plants in the ground to flower the second spring. Beautiful globe-shaped flowers attract pollinators. Isolate from other green onions by ½ mile.