Plant Information

Scientific Name: Allium fistulosum
Alternative Names: Oriental Bunching onion, Scallion

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  • Perennial
  • Welsh onion is a compact, clumping plant with cylindrical bulbs, pencil-thick stems, hollow leaves and yellow-white flowers.
  • It is a trouble free, evergreen plant with a mild, chive-like flavour and keeps their leaves during most winters.
  • They take up very little space and the whole plant can be eaten from top to bottom.
  • It is draught tolerant and it is easy to propagate new plants by division - Simply dig up clumps, pull them into individual bulbs and then replant the bulbs in soil that has been cultivated ahead of time.

Culinary Uses

  • The leaves are used green in salads, blanched for flavouring cuisines or for tying items of food before serving.
  • The lower stems are used like leeks in stews, soups and omelettes.

Parts Used

  • Pull an entire plant as needed when they are 7 to 10cm tall, or snip off pieces of leaves for seasoning soups or salads.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • In traditional Chinese medicine a decoction of the fresh plant is made for the early stages of the common cold, and for catarrh following respiration tract infections.
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