Bunching Onions - grown like leeks
Bunching onion is great to eat at all stages of growth and can be used in virtually any recipe from any cuisine. This variety, known by a name meaning "big onion" in Chinese, earns its namesake. By the end of the summer, it grows to a couple feet tall.
Notice how the soil is mounded up against the base as it grows. This blanches the stem, keeping it tender and producing an onion that looks almost like a leek. When it's ready to be harvested, the long white stems are the best part and have a mild, sweet, onion flavor. These onions also store well in cold storage.
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I'm Wendy Kiang-Spray, gardener, home cook, and author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. Learn more about the book here. Enjoy the blog and be sure to like The Chinese Kitchen Garden Facebook page for notifications when there are new posts.