Tokyo Long White Scallion

This Japanese onion produces showy white stems with green leaves. It has a very mild taste like leeks and gives a delicious aroma to dishes. It complements soups, stews, and salads, as well as traditional Asian dishes. The tops can be sautéed with olive oil in addition to a garnish or added to an omelet. Tokyo is resistant to pink root rot. Ready to harvest in 80 days.
Believed to be native to Asia, the Tokyo Long White bunch has different names in almost every country where it is grown; green onions, Japanese onions, green onions. However, the governments of East Asia remain the leaders in the production of onions in bunches.
The immune-enhancing onion is rich in vitamin C, lowers cholesterol, prevents diabetes, and controls blood pressure.

 

How to grow Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion from seeds:

  • Sowing: You can plant Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion seeds indoors as the onions take several months to ripen. Plant the seeds 1/2″ 2-3 months before the last frost date. Keep the soil moist and at a comfortable temperature. It would be best if you cut the top to 3″ to focus growth on the roots. 4 weeks before the last frost and at a soil temperature of 50 degrees F, transplant the seеdlings 6" apart in rows 12" apart. Sow three seeds per inch 1/2″ dеep directly in light, rich soil, and full sun. Cut the seedlings 2-6″ apart, depending on the desired size. Thinned onions can be transplanted or used fresh. Onions are a companion plant, so it is beneficial to plant them next to representatives of the cabbage family, lettuce, or tomatoes. Avoid planting onions with legumes, green peas, and beans. In regions with warmer winters, onions can be grown in autumn and winter.
    • Plant Spacing: 1-2″.
  • Growing of Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion: Onions are hygrophilous. Young seedlings need constant watering, especially in the first few weeks of growth. To make it easier for onions to grow, remove weeds on time. A layer of mulch can help keep the soil moist and slow weed growth. Walla Walla onions tolerate cold weather well.
  • Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion Soil Requirements for: Sandy, loose, composted, well-drained.
    • Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion Seeds Days to Germination: 4-10 days.
    • Light Preference of Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion: Full Sun.
    • Life Cycle of Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion: Annual.
  • How and When to Harvest Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion: Tokyo Long White bunching onions can be harvested starting at 70 days. The lоnger they stay in the ground, the stronger the taste will be. This variety can be used as green onions. It does not store well for a long time.
  • Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion Days to Maturity: 70-100 days
  • Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion's Seed Saving:  Onions produce seeds after overwintering. In warm regions, a thick layer of mulch is sufficient, which should be removed in early spring. In cold winters, scoop up the onion, cut half the stem, and store at 32-40 degrees F in a dry plаce until spring. Cut the top of the onion with a cross before planting to make it easier for the stem to germinate. Plants will bloom and give seeds. Remove the seed heads of the Walla Walla onions when the seeds are visible and allow them to dry for a few weeks. Thresh thе seeds and store them in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years.

FAST FACTS:

Latin Name: Allium fistulosum

  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season|Warm Season
  • USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 500
  • Planting Method: From Transplant
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height: 24 Inches
  • Color: White

 

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