Green Onions, White Spear (Organic)
Allium fistulosum. Green Onion / Scallion. 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 through July. Transplant into the garden in April to August, when plants are at least the size of a No. 2 pencil lead. Space clumps of plants 6” in rows that are 12′ apart. Green onions benefit from frequent watering and shallow cultivation. Harvest when they are the size you want to eat.
To save seed, replant at least 20 onions (to avoid inbreeding) in the second spring. Large, beautiful globe shaped flowers attract pollinators. Cut whole seed heads when they open and show the black seeds. Thresh gently and winnow to remove debris and hollow seeds. Isolate from other Alliums of the same species by at least ½ mile.