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Allium fistulosum
  • Hardy to Zone 5
  • Full Sun
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 98%
  • Approximately 50 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
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Welsh Onion is a versatile perennial bunching onion. It divides from the base, and can be used as spring onions/scallions or green onions. It is quite hardy, actually originating in northern China or Siberia, not Wales like the name suggests.

For harvesting, if you want to use the slender bulbs, pull up the whole plant with the roots. If you only want the green onions, snip them off above the bulb and let them regrow. You can harvest almost year round.

Welsh Onions will divide from the base many times to eventually form a large clump. You can divide the clumps in spring or fall to separate them out to get a better yield, or to share with other gardeners.

They will flower, and you could cut off the flower heads if you want to increase bulb and leaf production. Otherwise the flowers are excellent food for pollinators, and produce seeds for replanting.

Growing Instructions

Sow seeds shallowly indoors in January or February, and plant outside once they have 2 or 3 true leaves. You may need to put them up one into bigger containers while they are inside, or just start them in larger pots instead of cell trays to start. You could try sowing throughout the season as well, and even direct sowing may work.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Amber Brown
Seed Order

Excellent experience, simple to order, easy to pay, prompt delivery. As I have not planted seeds I will wait for a later time to weigh in on germination rates! Lovely experience so far, great selection of out of the norm seed options.

Dave Novak
Great Germination Rate

These seeds germinated quickly, at a high rate, and without much effort.