(Allium fistulosum ‘Red Legs’)
An attractive bunching onion with no or small bulbs and rich red stems. It comes from Asia where it is a staple part of most cuisines.
Partners with basil, garlic, chives, coriander, lemon grass and most salad herbs. Adds flavour and color to most dishes from simple salads to stirfries, soups and baked meat.
Finely chop and use in sauces and salad dressings. Coarsley chop or slice and add to green salads or in Asian dishes especially those that require a more delicate flavour. They can also be added late in the cooking and the red stems make an excellent garnish.
Red Bunching Onions will grow in most garden beds provided there is a reasonable amount of sun. Respond well to summer watering and don’t like being over crowded. Very attractive as an ornamental border. Can be grown in pots.
Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed will give good results. Harvest regularly and allow to reshoot. Established clumps should be split every two to three years to prevent overcrowding.
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