Oriental Vegetable - Onion - Ishikura
Ishikura is a Japanese bunching type of onion. It produces long white stalks with short green tops which can be pulled when they are as thin as a pencil or as thick as a carrot. It doesn't form a bulb so looks almost like a young leek. It has a fine mild flavour to it, which makes it ideal for salads or stir frys.
Sow from February to June. Early sowing can be made under glass in modules, sowing 4-5 seeds per module on the surface of seed-sowing compost and lightly covering with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost. It should be kept at a temperature of 14C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April. Sow the seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm deep, with rows spaced 30cm apart.