Uncommon Italian heirloom. Beautiful long bottle shaped bulbs, attractive color. Flavor is mild and sweet. Best for fresh eating. Can be sown in spring and fall in milder climates. Long-day type. 100-120 days from transplant.
Start seed indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch of fine soil. 5 to 10 day germination time. Keep soil moderately moist during germination (not soggy). Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed. Space plants at least 6 inches apart.