Better flavor than other bunching onions. Sweeter, more complex flavor. Upright plants with uniform, thick shanks and no bulbing. Nabechan is a traditional Japanese type grown for its high quality. Can also be grown like a leek to create a unique large scallion known as “negi” in Japan. For negi-style scallions with a thicker, blanched portion, start in flats. Transplant 6″ apart in rows 24″ apart, in holes dibbled 6″ deep in late spring, when 8″ tall and pencil-thick.