Yellow Cipollini Onion

Allium cepa

$4.95

Pkt(≈75 seeds)
80 days. Meaning “small onion” in Italian, these zesty roots bring full sized onion flavor in a flattened, fun-sized bulb. Smaller and sweeter than classic storage onions, but larger than pearl onions, Cipollini are highly versatile, and an excellent choice for roasting, grilling, boiling, pickling or eating fresh. The tradeoff of the extra sweetness is reduced lifetime in storage (2-3 months), but you will devour their sweetness before they start to soften. Bulbs are 3-4” in diameter, and very flat (about 1” tall). This variety is being stewarded by our friend Clint Freund of Wisconsin.

Your onion transplants need to get nice and big before planting outside ASAP in early spring. Start seeds inside in late January under high quality grow lights. Use a good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 70-80° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 4-13. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 70° - 75°. Fertilize weekly with fish/kelp fertilizer. Harden off plants before planting into fertile garden soil 1” deep, spaced 4” apart in rows 15” apart. Mulch with straw, keep well watered and weeded.