Salad onion (bunching onion / Welsh onion) – Pillisipuli
Allium fistulosum

Amaryllidaceae family

Salad onion, also called bunching onion or Welsh onion, is an elongated bulb 30 to 60 centimeters high. Its stem and leaves are bulging and hollow. The thickest part of the onion stem is its middle. Its leaves are cylindrical and almost as long as the stem. Its flowers are pale and tassel-like. The flowering is abundant.

Onions are native to East Asia. Onions contain vitamins such as vitamins A and D and calcium. They can be used as a tuber, stem or flower. Salad onion is mild and light at its best in salads and sprinkled on top of dishes, but can also be used in pies and boxes.