SCALLIONS (Allium fistulosum) 100% VCF Plant Nutrients


Growing Scallions

The nutrition information on this page is specific to a portion size of 100 grams. All information is sourced from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Nutrition information for raw, green, fresh Scallions contain the following nutrients.
Calcium 7% 72(mg) Carbohydrates 2% 7.34g Copper 4% 0.083(mg) Fiber 10% 2.6g Folate 16% 64(mcg)
Iron 8% 1.48(mg) Magnesium 5% 20(mg) Manganese 8% 0.160(mg) Niacin 3% 0525(mg) Pantothenic acid 1% 0.075(mg)
Phosphorus 4% 37(mg) Potassium 8% 276(mg) Protein 4% 1.83g Thiamin 4% 0.055(mg) Vitamin A 20% 997IU
Vitamin B-6 3% 0.061(mg) Vitamin C 31% 18.8(mg) Vitamin E 2% 0.55(mg) Vitamin K 259% 207.0 (mcg) Zinc 3% 0.39(mg)

Onions, spring or scallions, including tops and bulbs, raw- Scallions (also known as spring onions or green onions) are vegetables derived from various species in the genus Allium. Scallions generally have a milder taste than most onions and their close relatives include garlic, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onions. Allium fistulosum, the Welsh onion, also commonly called bunching onion, long green onion, Japanese bunching onion, and spring onion, is a species of perennial plant, often considered to be a kind of scallion. They are particularly high in Fiber, Folate, Potassium, Vitamins A,C and Vitamin K.

How Much Space Does Scallion Plants Need?

Scallions prefer an organic rich soil that drains well. Work organic matter into your soil at least 6-8 inches deep, removing stones, then level and smooth. Space 2-3 inches apart in rows 1-2 feet apart.

What Type Soil Does Scallions Like?

Scallions prefer soil pH between 6.0 – 7.0. Scallions prefer an organic soil that drains well. Work organic matter into your soil at least 6-8 inches deep, removing stones, then level and smooth. Sow thinly in rows 1- 2 feet apart and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.

Planting Instructions

These are leafy vegetables that can handle a bit of shade. But they do best and remain healthiest in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. Scallions prefer an organic soil that drains well.Scallion plants can be sown four to eight weeks before transplanting outdoors or direct seeded in the garden four weeks before the last frost date in spring.


Normal- Like most onions, green onions only grow shallow roots, so most soil fertility must be in the top 3 to 6 inches of soil for the plants to access it. Any organic 1-2-2 ratio fertilizer works well, such as a 5-10-10 blend, which contains 5 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphorus and 10 percent potassium.

Vegan- For best results if growing in small to medium size containers, be sure to incorporated before planting our Callemo Powder to help support the plants Calcium and Magnesium needs. Then our VeGrow Quick Start to get the root system started and then use our VeGrow PK Booster once a week for the duration of the plants life cycle.

What can I plant next to Scallions?

Scallions have shallow roots, making them ideal companions for deep-rooted crops, such as beets, cabbage, carrots and lettuce. You can plant scallions near beans and peas, as long as they are at least 12 inches away.

Harvest Time

Scallions are typically harvested prior to the formation of the onion bulb. Generally, the younger the scallion, the milder the flavor. The exact time for scallion picking varies upon personal preference but is usually within about 60 days after planting.


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