Matures to a medium-small, yellow cipollini onion, avg. 11/2-3" diam. x 3/4-1" depth. Pungent and sweet. Stores well. For bunching or braiding. Deliciously sweet when cooked.
A versatile onion, it can be planted at normal density (about 2 inches apart) for a nice cipollini size and shape, or planted at an extra high density for smaller red pearl onions. Stores well, holding its excellent red color throughout the skin.
Avg. 2-3" diameter x 1 1/2" depth. Grow these little "cipollini" onions young for green tops, or let mature. Mild taste.
About the getting popular and good tasting Cipollini Onions (pronounced chip-ohh-lee-nee). Cipollini onions (also known as Cipolline Onions) are flat-shaped interesting looking semi-sweet onions.
The cipollini onion is considered somewhat of an exotic food but becoming more mainstream as time goes by. Cipollini's have a semi-sweet taste and in our opinion it's also a nice mild flavor and good taste. The sweetness is somewhat less than shallots' and similar to red onions and vidalia onions but a bit milder. They contain more sugar vs white, green, spring or yellow onions, but like all onion varieties cipolline's are comparatively very low in calories, plus are a good tasting, healthy and nutritious food.
Cipollini onions are small (mostly 1 to 3 inches wide) with a flat looking shape, which disk-like look is helpful for roasting and cooking, such as used as a pizza topping for example. Cipollini is also good cut into thin strips in salads and on sandwiches. CipolliniOnions slice very well and cleanly. Unlike most garden variety onions cipollini's do not easily fall apart when sliced, when cut raw or cooked. The cipolini onion mildness combines with its sweetness making Cipollinis a nice recipe addition instead of high calorie and too sweet tasting caramelized onions.
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