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Onion

cv. Beltsville Bunching

Amaryllidaceae Allium cepa L. x A. fistulosum L., 4N

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a multiplier onion, produced by breeding, similar in culture to the Welsh or Japanese bunching, which see. It is the bunching onion mainly grown in the U.S., and is marketed as a green onion.


Season, bulb setting to first harvest: 3 to 4 months.

Production in the U.S.: No separate data. 12,071 acres all green onions reported, 1959 census.

Use: Salads, and as flavoring in culinary cookery.

Part of plant consumed: Leaves and young bulblets.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch