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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Welsh Onion

Plants for FALL 2018 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants once they become dormant. Middle to later October is generally that window. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as it ships!

Welsh Onion

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Welsh Onion

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Allium Fistulosum
This is a very hardy, perennial herbaceous onion family plant that can be used as scallions. The variety we offer came to us as a mysterious seed pack, hand written with ‘Negi’ on it over 6 years ago. The Japanese Negi, Welsh Onion, Bunching Onion, Spring Onion… all names for the same type of plant. We’ve tried other varieties in the past but found their vigor and size to be disappointing. Once we started growing the ‘Negi’ we fell in love! Large, flavorful, vigorous, disease resistant, and very easy to propagate, this is a real winner!

Our best guess is the origin of what we grow is ‘Shimonita Negi’ as it matches the description and size of that type. Given enough space between plants and rich compost soil it can get substantial in size, with a thick white base and long, beautiful hollow stalks. Divisions can be made once established, or seed allowed to form and saved to continue it on at a larger scale. Left on its own, the patch eventually multiplies into what looks like a thick chives patch.

This is an excellent candidate for pairing with young trees and shrubs to protect and provide an early yield as the over story develops.

Ordering provides two options:
’Small Order’ will give you at least 3-5 small seedlings or 3 larger seedlings
’Bundle’ will give you at least 10+ small seedlings or at least 5 larger plants
We try to be generous with our plant material, if we can spare more seedlings you get more!

Size:
About 1’ to 2’ tall generally, but can get taller in extremely rich conditions

Site Preference:
Seems tolerant of a very wide number of soils and sites, most production full sun and sweet soil but will live under trees and shrubs.

Hardiness:
At least hardy to zone 5B from our personal experience

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