onions, scallions

What is the difference between a scallion and a green onion

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Smaug July 17, 2018
"Scallion" is a term that is variously used for spring onions, shallots and leeks- possibly others. Some writers make a definite distinction between spring onions, green onions and scallions- I honestly can't remember the distinctions; nothing that mattered much to me. Maybe spring onions are the ones with the beginning bulb bulge; wouldn't swear to it.
 
Emma L. July 17, 2018
Hi Gary! There actually is no difference. My cheat sheet on spring alliums goes into that and more: https://food52.com/blog/22134-your-spring-alliums-cheat-sheet
 
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