The Q&A Archives: Are Scallions/Green Onions an Annual?

Question: I planted green onions or scallions last spring (I'm not sure which they were) and they never grew well. To my suprise this spring I have beautifull green onions growing!!! Are they an annual? If they are an annual, will they grow back when I clip the stalks off just above the white bulb part?

Answer: What fun! Apparently, either bulbs or seeds from last year's planting wintered over. Usually "green onions" are thinnings from the regular onion row or specially bred smaller non-bulbing onions, but it's always worth an experiment. Although they might regrow if you clip them, you will probably find the flavor becomes very intense as the weather warms.

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