Thickest, Nicest, Organic Bunching Onions?

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  1. MScds15

    MScds15 New Seed

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    There seems to be so many produce recalls these days that I want to start growing my own veggies. I'd like to start w/ Bunching Onions (aka Scallions). What's the best brand of ORGANIC bunching onions that are nice & THICK? I don't want those too-skinny ones.

    So far, that Tokyo Long White type seems great! But, maybe the Evergreen White or White Lisbon. I'll keep doing more research. I'm in Southern California & would like to start growing in the next 2-3 months IF that's a good time. (It's now very early Sept 2020.)

    What is/are the BEST brand of seeds? Any tips, info, etc.? TIA!
     
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    Thanks so much for posting! I'll check them out.
     
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    Strangest thing. I have always grown nice onions. This year, they came out of the earth just as they were when I planted them. Garlic did very well. Really odd.
     



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    organic is only HOW you grow them. if you are looking for someone that does grow them or produce seed the term"organic" can be selective in its meaning. I saw a new one for this coming season called Warrior. it is an aars winner. I saw them in the HPS catalog.
     
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    Carolyn, is that a Swallowtail larva/worm ? I saw a couple in some of our flowers. I love Swallowtail butterflies. The Monarchs are heading
    south now.
     
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    Some of the nicest scallions I have are volunteers. I bought store scallions some years back, used the tops, and planted the bulbs. When the greens grew back, I let them go to seed. The seeds came back with thick, stocky green onions that, if left to grow, produce an almost full-sized onion bulb. I suspect the store scallions are hybrid, and the seeds reverted back to original stock. Since most people like their scallions thin and pale, they don't want the parent stock.

    I just let a few go to seed every year now, and save a head or two. (I also end up with volunteers every year in just about every pot!)
     

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    it looks like one to me. I just used an avatar I found.
     
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    I buy seeds from Maine, Fresco because they are relatively close to where I live
     
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    Spector, do you use the stems too? I think your idea is great and I may adopt it.
     
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    Thats what I do with the large onions that begin to sprout ! Just stick them in the dirt and shortly they will grow the green onion tops ! I use those more than the white part of green onions !
     
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    Yes, I have been using one this year as a cut and come again. I have about six planted up by the house that I cultivate from, and I let a few volunteers in the garden go to seed every year. I can't remember the last time I bought scallions. ;)
     
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