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Old 06-21-2006, 05:13 PM   #11
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Nahh theyre not really called scallions here, but ive read in scotland thats what its called, ive only ever heard them being called spring onions. Ishbel which part of scotland you from?

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Old 06-21-2006, 05:44 PM   #12
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Have always seen spring onions as the baby onions, regular onions with smaller bulbs than older onions, and very green stems.

In contrast the scallion is a different beast altogether, the skinny long green things with at most a bulb a bit larger than the stem.

But so many food terms vary with location that I just need to eyeball the things before I buy them.

This is the time for our 'spring onions'. Have to get some, they are so very tasty.

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Old 06-22-2006, 08:42 AM   #13
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In the US, what most people actually think about when they read the terms "spring onions", "green onions", and/or "scallions" are the long, skinny, green things that don't really have a bulb. Technically, these are "scallions".

"Green onions" and/or "Spring Onions" are bigger, and actually do have a bulb. We are using them at the club I work at lately. These come in two varieties, red and white. If these were allowed to mature fully, they would become red and white onions.

If I can ever find where my kids keep hiding my ^&*(&^%$ digital camera, I'll take it in to work and show you the difference.
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Old 06-22-2006, 09:02 AM   #14
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AllenMI - We call both 'your' scallions and your spring onions..... spring onions! Red and green/white versions

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