Onion, Tokyo


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We trialed these on our farm the winter fall/winter if 2018 and were wonderfully surprised!  They grew quickly and to a stunning size of 2″-3″ in diameter.  Great mild flavor.

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Bunching onion – Tokyo
Allium fistulosum

We trialed these on our farm during the fall/winter of 2018 and were wonderfully surprised! They grew quickly to a stunning size of 2″-3″ in diameter. Great mild flavor. The bunching onion is one of the most important types of onions in Asia and has been grown in China for thousands of years. A versatile and mild flavor makes it a great accompaniment to any dish. You can grow them in a pot or on a balcony. They do really well when interplanted with other cool-season crops like cabbages or broccoli. We keep ours in the ground until we use the last of them in mid-summer after our salsa season!

Suggested Planting Requirements: Starting seed inside is recommended to reduce competition with weeds. Onion seeds are notoriously slow-growing, so be patient!  You may also direct sow. Onion seeds have the shortest viability of all common vegetables so make sure your seeds are fresh. 

There are several different types of onions. Bulbing onions produce a large bulb and can store for some time. Spring onions or bunching onions are typically sown in the fall and harvested as “spring” onions or scallions in the early springtime. Growing recommendations will vary slightly depending on what kind of onion you wish to grow.

Growing Recommendations for bunching or spring onions: Plant spring onion seeds in the fall to ensure production by early spring. Growers can plant inside to protect them from the competition with weeds. When the seedling is 2 weeks old or so you can transplant them out into a moist garden bed or pot. Space out spring onions to a spacing of at least 2″ The wider the spacing, the large the onions can grow. If direct planting the seeds, prepare the soil with 2″ of compost and work the soil to remove any debris that would inhibit growth.

Harvesting & Storage: You can harvest and eat green onions in many stages. Young onions can be thinned and eaten like chives while larger onions can be pulled directly out of the soil.


Soil Temperature:50+°F
Planting Depth:¼”
Days to Germination:5-13
Days to Maturity:80
Height at Maturity:12″+
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun









Package Weight: 1 gram (about 420 seeds) Sows about a 140 feet long bed.

Additional information

Weight0.00 g
Dimensions5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in

1 review for Onion, Tokyo

  1. Anne F

    Super easy to germinate and start. I have to admit, we haven’t been patient enough to get all the way to 2″ diameter onions yet. We keep eating them! They’re very tasty, and quick to get to scallion size. But I have a crop in the ground now that I’m leaving to grow to full size, and they’re wonderfully unfussy plants. I transplanted them when they were about 6″ tall because we were tearing out the old veggie beds where the onions over-wintered. They survived the transplant with no casualties and are on their way to reaching their potential. I love the versatility of this variety, and how it takes up so little space in the veggie beds. It’s a keeper! (I’m in the Bay Area BTW, with mild, wet winters and cool foggy summers.)

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