Onion, Rossa di Toscana (Organic)

Allium cepa. Red. 120 days.

These beautiful, dark red Italian onions can get very large and still maintain good storage quality through February. Classic flattened shape. White and red layered flesh is very pungent. Strong necks are good for braiding. Studies conducted at the University of Perugia’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences showed this variety to have the highest levels of immune stimulating polyphenols and antioxidants. Maybe it should be, “An onion a day keeps the doctor away?” Our strain originated from the Agricultori Custodi (Farmer Guardians) organization in Tuscany, Italy. Original seed collected in Italy by Seed Ambassador Kayla Preece in 2006.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.


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  1. Martin Faucher

    Onion, Rossa di Toscana /Thanks for Providing the Original..

    Martin Faucher

    Where did you grow this variety? Canada

    Ive seen this Onion drifting from the original flat bottom shape [ which I grew 40 years ago]
    to a more rounded selection/ seedgrowers please keep the flat bottom..Beauty and Tradition!!

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