Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion
Days to Full Maturity: 100 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 200
This bunching onion has long, slender roots that are harvested as large scallions. Reaching about 12 to 15″ tall, the stalk bottoms are pure white, while the pungent, flavorful tops are medium green. Use fresh or cook as you would onions or scallions.
How to grow:
Since onions take a few months to mature from seed, gardeners with a short growing season may want to start their Tokyo Long White bunching onion seed indoors. Plant the organic onion seeds 1/2″ deep in a flat 2-3 months before the last frost date; keep the soil moist and at room temperature. When the tops begin to flop over, cut them off to 3″ to focus the growing on the roots. Four weeks before the last frost or when the soil reaches at least 50 degrees F, transplant the seedlings in rows 12″ apart. For direct sowing, sow three seeds per inch 1/2″ deep in light, rich soil and full sun. Thin the seedlings 2-6″ apart, depending on the desired size. Onions need moisture especially in their first several weeks of growth, and they cannot fight against weeds; mulching onions can help with both moisture and weed control. Thinned onions can be transplanted or used for fresh eating. For companion planting benefits, plant organic onion seeds with members of the cabbage family, lettuce, or tomatoes; avoid planting onions with peas or beans. In areas with warmer winters, onions may be grown as a fall or winter crop.