Bunching Onion Red Beard
Bunching Onion Red Beard is a must in your stir fry. Has attractive red tinged stems with green tops (The red is more pronounced during the cool months). Handles the cold winter and good raw or cooked. Also known as Green Onions or shallots to some. If soil is acidic add some lime prior to sowing/planting.
Sow – August to April (cool climate). Sow 10 seeds per hole, can thin to 5 seedlings.
Spacing – 5cm to 10cm between bunches, 20cm rows.
Because the wild onion is extinct and ancient records of using onions span western and eastern Asia, the geographic origin of the onion is uncertain, although domestication likely took place in Southwest or Central Asia. Onions have been variously described as having originated in Iran, western Pakistan and Central Asia.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 16 to 24 C (around 10-14 days to germination)