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Spring green onion


Spring onions are very young onions, harvested before the bulb has had a chance to swell, also known as scallions or green onions. Everything is edible, and are good either raw or cooked. They have a similar flavour to onions, but are much milder.

These onions come from the varietals that produce bulbs and are basically more mature versions of scallions. They are planted as seedlings in the late fall and then harvested the next spring, thus the word “spring” in the name.

Spring onions are sweeter and mellower than regular onions, but the greens are more intense in flavor than scallions. The bulbs can be red or white, depending on the varietal, and while they can be used in much the same way as regular bulb onions, they are great grilled, roasted whole, or used like pearl onions.

Spring onion is available all year round, and easy to grow in a vegetable patch from seed.

Spring onions don’t last as long as onions, so use within four or five days.





40 thoughts on “Spring green onion

    1. I had that last week with some crumbled feta cheese stirred in too. Used my Hokkaido milk bread with cheddar cheese and bacon to scoop it up. AMAZING!!

  1. They’re fantastic! I love using them in Asian-inspired dishes like noodle bowls. Honestly, I throw them in just about anything lol.

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  3. I love green onions/scallions. My favorite use for them is as a garnish on dishes like casseroles, but especially cream soups such as cream of potato.

  4. I love your garden but unfortunately can’t plant these green beauties from seed since I live in the city with no outdoor space!

    I guess a tip for other “urban gardeners”, whenever you get store-bought scallions / spring onions, don’t throw out the white root part! I put them in a little bit of water and let the roots grow, I then transfer those white roots into a small pot of soil after a few days.

    The roots take easily with some water and sunshine, and you will be able to get a more scallions at least for a few more recipes that way!

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