Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds

Borettana Onion


Allium cepa

Min Qty: 2g

Description:  Italian long day heirloom with flattened bulbs, 3-4" wide but 1-1/2" thick.  Sweet bulb used in soups, boiled, kebabs, and stir fries.  Stores well and makes beautiful braids.

Planting Instructions:   100-110 days. Start seeds indoors in late February or March for transplant later into well-prepared soil as it can be worked.  Set plants 6-8" apart in a location with full sun and good drainage and plenty of compost.  Keep well watered during growing season. Harvest entire plant when the leaves start to flop over.  Lay them out in a single layer on a dry, protected surface to cure for at least two weeks, leaves and all, in a well-ventilated location.  As they dry, the necks will wither and  the outer layer of the bulb will tighten up and turn papery.