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How to Grow Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion from Seed
Bunching onions are grown very different to larger bulb onions. Bunching onions grow best in bunches with no worry of spacing. Tightly broadcast seeds in the garden or sow about 10 per hole 1 inch deep in loamy, well-drained soil in full sun. Seeds may also be started indoors 5-6 weeks indoors before transplanting. Bunching onions are tenacious and grow in nearly any kind of soil. Bunching onion does not grow perennially as a bulb.
When planted from seed, Tokyo Long White Onions grow to maturity in 65-100 days. Bunching onions have slender roots and start to form scallions in a few weeks. Harvest as tender scallions or wait for slender 16-18" stalks to grow. Can be grown in fall or spring when temperatures are in the 60"s. This particular bunching onion variety can be grown in container gardens and small spaces due to having a smaller root system.
Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion in the Vegetable Garden
Onions are resistant to hot weather but are cold tolerant. Best known as a cultivar that grows well in small spaces and in container gardens. Bunching onions have a pungent flavor and are raised for their long white stalks with stiff blue-green tops. Considered a warm-season annual because Tokyo Long White Onions do not overwinter well.
With their slightly pungent taste, Tokyo Long White Onions are a great option for use in dishes that require scallions. These are great on top of eggs, salads, baked potatoes, and pasta. This is also a great option for a person who is gardening in containers or has limited space like a balcony. Bunching onions are great as a border plant because they resemble ornamental grasses and often deter pests.
Harvesting Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion
Most onions sown in the spring are ready for harvest about 90 days from sowing and seeds planted in the fall can mature as early as May or June the following year. Onions are ready to harvest once the plants" greens have dried out, yellowed, and begun to bow over. Loosen the soil from the bulb to check for consistent coloring while allowing the bulb to further dry. Sweet onions do not store as well as more pungent yellow and brown varieties.
About Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion Seeds
As the name is implies, Tokyo is a Japanese heirloom. Tokyo is an abundant bunching onion that looks just like what you would get from the farmers market. I remember my mother and her mom relishing these onions out of the neighbors garden. They seemed to always be on the dinner table. Tokyo is only mildly pungent and very uniform in growth.
Tokyo Long White Bunching is excellent for farmers market or keeping a supply out in the garden for fresh eating. Use the tops on spuds or saute them with olive oil in your favorite dish. We use them in omelets with some smoked bacon. Tokyo is resistant to Pink Root Rot.
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. OR
Remember Tokyo is an excellent bunching onion three seasons out of the year, but it does not over-winter well.
Tokyo Long White Onions are an anti-inflammatory food that is packed with minerals.
Immunity boosting onions are packed with vitamin C. Onions are often attributed with lower cholesterol, preventing diabetes, and controlling blood pressure.
Tokyo Long White Bunching Onion Seeds Per Package:
- 2 g - Packet - Approx 500 Seeds
- 1 oz- Wholesale - Approx 7,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 28,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 112,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 560,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 2,800,000 Seeds
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