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Spring onions have a lot of name variation such as eschallots, green onion, scallion, stone lee or cibol and bunching onion. In Australia, they called it shallot. Spring onions are usually used raw in salads because of its mild onion flavour. Spring onions can also be used in stir fries and pasta sauces.
There are lot of Australian websites that share tips on growing spring onions. And the best months for planting spring onions are from May to August in tropical regions in Australia. They are also easy to grow and they are best in sheltered sunny spot.
If you plan on adding spring onions to your next grocery checklist, the best advice is to look for fresh looking spring onions, not wilted and no tinges.