|Fresh scallions tied into bundles|
The species most commonly associated with the name is the Welsh onion, Allium fistulosum. "Scallion" is sometimes used for Allium ascalonicum, better known as the shallot. The words scallion and shallot are related and can be traced back to the Greek askolonion as described by the Greek writer Theophrastus; this name, in turn, seems to originate from the Philistine town of Ascalon (modern-day Ashkelon in Israel). The shallots themselves apparently came from farther east.
VarietiesWhite Lisbon (Allium cepa)
White Lisbon Winter Hardy (Allium cepa)- an extra-hardy variety for overwintering.
Parade (Allium fistulosum)
Performer (Allium fistulosum) Lawrence Daniels