Korean Green Onions/Leek (Daepa) Seeds - 500 seeds
Daepa 대파 (Allium fistulosum) is basically large Korean Green Onions. Fully grown, they are tougher than regular green onions but still more tender than a standard Leek. Also called Korean Leek, these are mild in flavor and can be used in large amounts like piled onto Seolleontang or Kalbitang. Yum!
What's different about Daepa vs regular green onions? I have 2 pics that compare the two.
They are very similar but Daepa is mild and faintly sweet when raw with a little more pungent garlicky taste than the common green onion. When cooked, Daepa sweetens as it cooks (that's why it's great for making broth) similar to an onion.
Texture-wise, they are quite different. Daepa is more similar in texture to a leek but much thinner and tender than a leek which means you can eat them raw.
Plants grow fast and are ready to harvest in 2-3 months.
- Annual, matures 150 days
- Light - Full Sun
- Ideal Temps - above 60℉, will go thru summer and into fall
- Planting/Growing - Spring with no fear of frost. Start seed indoors for a head start (if your climate is too cold) about 8-10 weeks before last frost date and transplant to an outdoor bed or bigger pot. If you live in warmer climates, sow directly outside.
The majority of Korean recipes use Daepa so it's hard to pick a few but Green Onion Salad is definitely one that uses tons of daepa and then of course many soups! Check out my 6 Soup Recipes for Winter post!
More info at 9 Korean Vegetables to Grow post on how to grow, plant and harvest.