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Allium fistulosum x cepa 50 days. Guardsman will be producing salad-ready scallions in July, less than 2 months from a spring sowing! The strong 22 inch plants are supported by a vigorous root system and feature tasty, clean white bulbs topped by emerald green foliage. Very winter hardy and disease resistant.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Easy and Tasty

We will eat about 25 scallions a week, so I always have some growing at different stages. Excellent germination under grow lights and heat mat. Moved to beds when they are about 4" tall where they are planted 1" apart in rows 2" apart. Takes transplanting with little to no loss. Grows well at all times of the year hear on the Oregon coast. We thin when they get to about 1/2" in diameter. We are always thinning and eating them so fast they rarely get more then 1/2" in diameter. Easy to harvest in our dense planting by cutting roots and pulling. Those left continue to grow even with all this abuse. This spring we traveled and some of them started to bulb, but they still had good flavor. A strong grower, very forgiving of rough handling, and a great scallion to eat fresh or in stir fry.

Guardsman scallions are real troopers

They've grown strong in my garden (Oregon zone 8B) for the last two years. I love the pelleted seed which is easy to plant. The plants are strong, winter hardy and delicious. Today, 01/31/2023, I harvested another row of Guardsmen scallions and there are more waiting... despite below freezing temperatures. These will always have a space in my garden....

Darcy S.
Best Scallions!

I've been using these scallions the last two years, and they are wonderful. Strong plant: YES. Vigorous root system: YES. Tasty and clean: YES. Winter hardy: Yes. Today is 1-11-2020 and I have four rows of these scallions in my garden box and fresh starts under shop lights, in my garage, ready for outdoor transplant. NICE!

Soil Temp for Germ 50–75°F
Seed Depth ⅛–½"
Seed Spacing 2–4/inch
Days to Emergence 6–16
Thin Plants to 2–7"
Row Spacing 12–24"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 200
Seed Life 1 year

Allium cepa Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Onions are photoperiodic plants — they regulate their stages of growth by day length
• Onions will make top growth until the critical light duration is reached, then bulbing begins
• The amount of growth and development prior to bulbing will determine the bulb size
• Long-day varieties do well in northern states where summertime day length is between 14-16 hours
• Short-day varieties do well in southern states and bulb when day length is 10-12 hours; they won't get very large in northern states
• Dividing line between short-day and long-day varieties is generally accepted as 36° latitude, roughly along the Kansas/Oklahoma border
• Day-neutral and intermediate-day varieties start bulbing when day length is 12-14 hours; can be successfully grown anywhere
• Onions prefer light, sandy, loamy soils
• Apply 1/4-1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, 1-2 inches below transplant or seed

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Onion thrips and maggots
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or Predatory Nematodes
• Common diseases: Fusarium basal rot, pink root
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For scallions: harvest when pencil size or larger, wash and trim roots, store in a bag at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
• As bulbs approach maturity, withhold water so protective paper can form
• After about half the tops have fallen, push over the remainder; wait about 1 week then harvest
• Cure in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry, then trim tops, leaving one inch above the bulb
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting onions

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.
For best results, store pelleted seed in an air-tight container and use within one season.

What is seed tape?
Seed tapes are perfectly straight rows of precisely spaced crops. No more having to thin seedlings! This biodegradable tape will plant a row 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches) long. Simply lay it in a furrow and cover with a light layer of sifted compost or soil, water and wait. Save yourself a heap of planting time with these popular vegetable and herb staples.

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