Are Scallions/Green Onions an Annual? - Knowledgebase Question

Albany, NY
Question by dear14
May 26, 1999
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 from NGA
May 26, 1999


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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