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Onion, Cippolino, Yellow

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A yellow extra-sweet, flattened small onion for the specialty grower and home gardener alike. These nearly œsaucer shaped? Italian beauties will charm your farmers market customers, or your own family, with their exceptional flavor and unique shape. The small size (2.5? wide by 1? high) lends itself to an elegant presentation as an aromatic baked onion, delicious in its own right, or as a part of a melange of baked baby vegetables. These little beauties require a long growing season to reach perfection and may require transplanting in some climates.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: 88-120 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 50-75ºF.
Cultural information: sow in early spring 2 seeds per inch, ¼"-½" deep, rows 12"-18" apart.
Seed count: approx. 9,000 seeds/oz. or 144,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 1 oz./100 ft. rows 4 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: most diseases are the result of improper cultural conditions.
Harvesting: when tops begin to fall over, pull onions and let them cure in the sun, avoid moisture from condensation. Curing toughens the outer skin for a better storage life.