Bunching Onion, Koba
Perennial bunching onions are a definite must-have in any garden, especially if you love onions! They will continue to provide you with harvests over a long growing period with its cut and come again growth habits. The leaves will give you a mild onion flavor that can give you a sharp and delicious punch of flavor in your cooking.
Koba bunching onions are a commonly grown green onion in Hawaii due to their sturdy tips, dark green color, and long-lasting shelf life.
Days to Maturity: 80-90 days from seed & 50-60 days from clump dividing
Plant size: 14”-16” tall
Plant spacing: Plant bunches 6-8” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Find a spot in full sun or partial shade with well-draining soil that has lots of compost before planting. Bunching onions are hardy and can tolerate most soil conditions and are mildly drought-tolerant although they benefit from regular watering.
Harvesting: You can harvest bunching onions in two ways. Pull the entire plant and eat them like green onions or just cut off the leaves as needed and use more similarly to chives. The leaves will grow back, giving you a continuous supply over a long growing period. If you want to pull the entire plant, it's best to wait until the plants reach full maturity.
Culinary: You can eat bunching onions raw and add to almost any dish to add some unique and tasty onion flavors. They are also just as good when cooked.
Nutrients: Bunching onions are very low in calories and contain antioxidants, plant fiber, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits.
Special considerations: Once established, plants can be divided easily to spread in other spots in your garden, or to share with friends and neighbors! To divide, just dig up the clump of onions and split the root ends into several sections, and replant.
Transplanting: Water dry soil gently before transplanting it into your garden.
Companion planting: Plant near garlic, dill, parsley, beets, cabbage family, carrots, chamomile, lettuce, parsnips, peppers, spinach, strawberries, peaches, broccoli, potato, and tomatoes. Keep away from beans, peas, and sage. Bunching onions also help deter pests.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.