Onion Borettana (43-2)

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Onion Borettana. Light yellow very flat cipolla type onion. Not as dark a skin as Piatta of Bergamo. Good fresh or cooked. 2 inches in diameter. Long day type. An old, old variety originating in the 1400s, near the town of Boretto, not far from Parma, along the Po river. This is a great, flavorful onion! From transplants or direct seed. 2.5 gram packet.


Reviews (2)

Jim 2nd Aug 2017


Wow, like hair on a cat's back!

Holly 2nd Dec 2014

Little Cutie

This is a cute little onion, even prettier when braided up. Don't even think of growing this down south. This is not the best onion for my day neutral conditions. These onions will bolt if the temperature gets too hot in the early spring. I planted about 100 of these and got about 60. We had a VERY hot spring. The 60 I got were beautiful and tasty. I hung about 5 of these and they were still in perfect condition 3 months later, so I suspect these are a candidate for a medium length storage onion if you live in the north. These were mid season for us, and about 2-3 inches, very flat and stronger tasting. I love the taste.

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