Yellow Cippolini Onion
- 200 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 3-4″
- Distance between rows – 12-18″
- Full sun
- Water every 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 110 days
- Days to germination – 7-14 days
- Height – 12-17″
- Amaryllidaceae Allium Cepa
- Germination rate –
Sow: Indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1’’ deep & transplant 1 week after last frost.
Harvest: When the bulb is 4-5’’ big.
The Cipollini onion originates in the Reggio Emilia province of Italy, an area also known for “Prosciutto of Parma” ham and “Parmigiano Reggiano”.
Cipollini onions were originally cultivated in Boretto, Italy in the 1400’s. Originally grown only for domestic distribution, the Cipollini onion traveled across Europe and subsequently to America with Italian immigrants. Cipollini onions are now grown around the globe in regions where the climate matches that of its origin.
The name Cipollini translates from Italian to “little onion”. Common Cipollini onion varieties are Gold Princess, Flat of Italy, Bianca di Maggio and Noordhollandse Bloedrode. They can be distinguished by three colors: white, yellow and red. (Source specialtyproduce.com)