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Evergreen Bunching Heshiko Onion (Heirloom, 65 Days)


Heirloom. Produces no bulbs and also divides and thus can be considered sort of a perennial. Can be sown thickly (20 seeds per square foot) either in the spring for a fall crop or in the fall for a crop the following year. Use like scallions, then allow some plants to grow and each will have half a dozen narrow divisions in the fall. 

400 seeds  


Allium fistulosum

Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4" deep

Sowing Indoors: Start 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75ºF. Sow in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings size should be about a pencil thick at transplanting time.

Sowing OutdoorsEarly to mid-spring when soil temperature reaches at least 55 ºF. Sow 1-3 seeds per inch, thin to 2-6” apart. The larger the bulb size the more space. 

How much does a packet plant: 15-30 foot single row  

Harvest- Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when necks soften and start to fall over. Cure them in the sun for a few days then finish drying them out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them until the neck is dry. Store in a cool dark place with 35-40ºF temperatures and 65-70% humidity.

Tips- Needs fertile, well drained soil. Amend with compost or apply organic granular fertilizer. Adequate water is very important for optimum growth, 1" per week. 

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Cheryl G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

They germinated, but ...

I had about a 90% success for germination. The plants themselves are slow growing and the onions themselves are quite thin. They look similar to early chives.

Cheryl Glor verified customer review of Evergreen Bunching Heshiko Onion (Heirloom, 65 days)
I recommend this product

Super useful green onion!

I bought and planted my seeds last year, had great success in growing them all season in my raised beds. In the fall i removed what was left of these and put them in the compost. This spring i started the seeds i had left from last year - which led to 100% germination a year later! Fast forward to May when i'm planting the seedlings in the bed and happen to notice HUGE heshikos already growing out in the compost! These things survived the Maine winter (on top of my compost heap) and re-grew the next year - impressive. These are very useful for a lot of the dishes I make, and will be a staple for my garden for years to come.

Ruth V.
United States
I recommend this product

Did not work well for me.

I did everything I could because I really wanted them to grow. They started growing but stayed thinner than a grass blade and just laid on the soil. Just like the Chives. Will not do them again.

Janice T.

Heat-tolerant and vigorous

Good germination with these, and excellent quality. With daily watering, these have withstood Arizona's hot summer and appear capable of lasting into the fall. A few of mine have produced bulbs, which is like getting two kinds of onions in one planting. The green tops are long and robust. Place the cut-off ends in a glass of water, like cut flowers, and they will last for several days in the kitchen.