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Onion 'Red Marble Cippolini'    

Allium cepa var. cepa

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Red Marble Cippolini is a variety of Onion which is a member of the Allium family. Its botanical name is Allium cepa var. cepa 'Red Marble Cippolini'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Anti-flash white. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Pansy purple. Leaves usually appear in   Kelly green colour.

Cipolline onions are flat disk-shaped bulbs varying from 1 – 3 inches in diameter. They have a ruby copper-toned thin parchment skin with a pale, translucent purple flesh. Red Cipollini have firm texture and semi-sweet, however, pungent flavor when raw. After cooking they become sweet. Good for caramelizing or slow roasting.1

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Red Marble Cippolini is known for growing with a stemless-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).

Italy is believed to be where Red Marble Cippolini originates from.

Red Marble Cippolini Onion is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red Marble Cippolini have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red Marble Cippolini

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Red Marble Cippolini is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Red Marble Cippolini are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Red Marble Cippolini needs a loamy, clay and sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing Red Marble Cippolini from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 13°C / 55°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Marble Cippolini about 28 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Marble Cippolini

Red Marble Cippolini is very hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Red Marble Cippolini

Red Marble Cippolini folklore & trivia

Cipollini means little onion in Italian.

Misspellings of Onion 'Red Marble Cippolini'

Red marble cipollini

Other Names for Onion 'Red Marble Cippolini'

Cippoline Borettane