Onion Cipollini Borettana HEIRLOOM Seeds

Onion Cipollini Borettana HEIRLOOM Seeds

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Item #0260

Long day. 100 days. A gourmet item, cipollinis ("little onions" in Italian) are increasingly popular with cooks for their small size and mild, sweet flavor. They are very firm making them ideal for pickling, grilling, roasting whole, and adding fresh to salads. Stores well. Borettana onions are 2" to 3" wide, 1" deep and flat both top and bottom. The smooth, thin skin covering the onion is a beautiful, golden brown.

This packet sows three 10-foot rows.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 3"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall
thin to 1
every 13"

When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Note: Unseasonable cold weather later in the growing season may cause some of the onions to bolt early.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 12 weeks before average last frost. Transplant outdoors when 4" - 6" tall.

Harvesting: This unique onion is best harvested when it reaches between 1" and 3" in diameter. The longer the onion is in the ground, the larger the bulb grows. Pull up the onions and dry them in the garden in the sun for a few days. After drying, remove the roots and greens, but leave about 1" of the neck to seal and prevent entrance of decay organisms.

Artist: Muriah Allen

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