Borettana Cippolini Button Onion

100-110 days. For something out of the ordinary in the Onion department, try these bronze-rose Cippolini - little Onions! Borettana is an Italian heirloom maturing to 2" in diameter and 1" thick. It resembles a flattened button and the fine, firm flesh and unique flavor is perfect for the gourmet gardener. The attractive bronze color of Borettana Cippolini lends itself to sautéing until slightly caramelized as an accompaniment for meats, fish or chicken. (OP.)

One packet of about 500 seeds
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An Onion a day keeps the doctor away! A millenial food source, Onions have antioxidant, anticancer, anti-cholestrol and anti-inflammatory properties as well as being one of the mirepoix triad, a flavor base in most savory recipes. Although they are cool-weather lovers, Onion seeds are best sown indoors, 2 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date. They may also be direct-sown after all threat of frost has passed. Water regularly until the end of their growing season, then hold back when the tops begin to brown. When the Onion greens have toppled over, gently pull them out and leave them on top of the soil, weather permitting, to cure for a couple of days. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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