Easy to grow, easy to harvest, great for salads
The tender green tops and long white shafts of Parade have a mild but zesty flavor and crisp texture. These juicy scallions stand erect in the garden for easy harvesting and don't take up too much space, so you can pull as needed for a gentle onions flavor in salads and everyday cooking. Carefree and quick to grow to a useful size. Parade thrives in a wide variety of soils and conditions. Plant for both spring and fall harvests.Amaryllidaceae Allium fistulosum
Green onions do not form a bulb, but instead are grown for the green tops, which are milder than most onions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 65-75 (Spring/Summer), 65-79 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Scallions are tolerant of frost but will grow best when temperatures are 65-80 degrees F.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall Transplant, Fall
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Like all onions, scallions are shallow-rooted, and so need the soil at and near the surface kept moist (they can't go down deep for water), but they easily "drown" if the soil gets waterlogged, which is why you don't want a heavy clay soil. Plant scallions throughout the spring and again in mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Grow in full sun.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 55°F - 80°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Onion seed takes a month to germinate at 40 degrees, but only 2 weeks at 50 degrees, so you don't necessarily lose much time by waiting until the soil has warmed up a little.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
Onions are quite drought tolerant, but a lack of water makes the bulb smaller and more pungent. For best flavor and largest bulbs you must keep the soil moist at all times, so there is no interruption in growth.
Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.
Onions don't need a lot of nitrogen, but they do like potassium and phosphorus.
- Tolerates light frost
- Small Gardens?
Scallions are perfect for growing in a container, since they don't take up much room. Just make sure they have good drainage and loose soil.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Mild flavor, crispy texture.