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Organic Onion Cipollini

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Latin name:

Onion - Cipollini
Allium Cepa
6 - 9" (15 - 23 cm)
12 - 18" (30 - 46 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

Cipollini onions, originating from Italy, are a unique and sought-after variety prized for their small, flattened shape and mild, sweet flavor. The name "cipollini" translates to "little onion" in Italian, perfectly describing these bulbs.

Characterized by their distinctive shape resembling a small disc or flattened sphere, cipollini onions typically range in size from about an inch to two inches in diameter. These onions have a mild taste with a subtle sweetness and tend to be less pungent compared to other onion varieties. Their thin, papery skin ranges in color from pale yellow to coppery bronze, lending a visually appealing aspect to culinary dishes.

Cipollini onions are often lauded for their ability to caramelize beautifully when cooked due to their higher natural sugar content, adding a delightful sweetness to dishes. They are ideal for roasting whole, where their sugars concentrate and develop a rich, caramelized flavor, making them a delectable addition to roasted vegetable dishes, pasta, and pizzas, or served alongside meats. Their size and shape also make them perfect for pickling or as a flavorful addition to stews and sauces.

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