(Allium cepa) (aka Cipollini) Italian heirloom that is traditionally pickled. Flat bulbs with yellow-bronze skin grow up to 4" in diameter. Firm sweet flesh with a delicate flavor. Best used fresh during the summer; ideal for kabobs when harvested at 2" diameter. Long-day type. 60 days from transplant.
4-6 weeks before transplanting
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors in flats ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation.