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Italian Torpedo Tropea


(110 days from transplant)
Long and Intermediate Day


Plants are shipped directly from the grower, depending on your climate zone and transit weather conditions, beginning in January through April or early May.

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Heirloom and Specialty Onions

Italian Torpedo Tropea

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This wonderful old Italian specialty onion is originally from Tropea, the Calabrian town in Italy known for its superb cuisine. Italian torpedo onions can be used in any stage. When pulled as baby onions, just as the stems start to swell, their beautiful, bright magenta color, mild flavor and crunchy texture shines in salads. 

When they bulb up, they have a elongated torpedo shape and develop deep pungent flavor, delicious sautéed as a colorful base for any dish, roasted whole, barbecued on skewers or adding color and punch to sandwiches. These uniquely shaped, old-fashioned onions belong in everyone's kitchen garden. Stores well for about 3 months after harvest.

5 dozen plants


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