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Green Onion Allium fistulosum Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Green Onion 
Scientific Name(s): Allium fistulosum 
Common Name(s): Japanese bunching onion, Welsh onion, ail fistuleux, ba, bunching onion, cebolleta, ciboule, cipoletta, cipolla d'inverno, cong, green onion, luk batun, luk dudčatyj, negi, piplök, scallion, schnittzwiebel, winterzwiebel 
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Description: To differentiate the green onion from the spring onion (A. cepa) look at the bottom of the green leaves where they turn white. If the leaf cross-section is "O" shaped or round, it is A. fistulosum. If "D" shaped and has a flat side, it is A. cepa. 
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