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What is the difference between stemonions and spring onions?

Spring onions and stem or bunching onions are often confused.

A spring onion is a small onion that is eaten young and fresh. The taste is slightly spicier and the leaves can also be eaten. Spring onions belong to the Allium cepa or the normal storage onion.

Stem onions or spring onions are onions without a bulb with a long white shaft. Welsh onions resemble thin leeks with only a small white bulge on the underside. The taste of Welsh onions is mild, soft and subtle and is perhaps closer to the taste of leek than onion. Welsh onions belong to the Allium fistulosum.

What are Welsh onions, spring onions?

Welsh onions are onions without a bulb with a long white shaft. Welsh onions resemble thin leeks with only a small white bulge on the underside. In the supermarket and in recipes, stem onions are also called spring onions.

Welsh onions or spring onions belong to the Allium fistulosum and therefore not to the normal storage onion Allium cepa.

The taste of Welsh onions is mild, soft and subtle and is perhaps closer to the taste of leek than onion. Both the white shaft and the green leaf of the spring onions are edible. Finely chopped spring onion rings are delicious raw as a garnish or fry the spring onions briefly in a scrambled egg or stir-fry dish.

What are spring onions?

Spring onions are really just very young onions that are harvested early when they are still thin and have a mild flavor. Spring onions hardly form a bulb and are chopped fresh as a whole. The taste of spring onions is slightly sharper than stem onions.

How to grow spring onions and spring onions,
how to sow spring onions and spring onions?

Spring onions
Spring crop: from March to April
Fall crop: from August to October

Spring onions
sow spring onions from March to April

Sow the spring onions and spring onions in rows, spaced approximately 25cm apart. After 6 weeks thin out the spring onions slightly every 5cm, otherwise the stem onions will remain very thin. Spring onions can form a lot of branches and a lot of leaves.

Choose a sunny and warm location where the soil does not get too wet.

Using crop rotation with spring onions and spring onions?

Spring onions and spring onions belong to the garlic family, so keep a crop rotation to prevent diseases and pests caused by nematodes and fungi. Plant onion-like only once every 5-6 years on the same plot. Remember that garlic, leeks, shallots and leeks are also onion-like.

Onions combine very well with carrots, so-called good neighbors. Two common pests repel each other, namely the carrot fly and the onion fly. So, for example, sow alternately a row of carrots and onions (spring onions, spring onions).

When to harvest spring onions?

Spring onions
Spring crop: from August to November
Fall crop: from May to August

Spring onions
Harvest spring onions from July to September as soon as the onions are 2-3 cm in diameter.

With good weather conditions, it is often possible to harvest as early as June-July. Only harvest the spring onions and spring onions that you need. Stem onions do not shoot quickly and remain good for a long time. Both have a limited shelf life in the refrigerator after harvest.