This small, flat, bright red gem from Italy is a gourmand's delight, fresh or cooked. Quick to mature for an early harvest.
This Italian heirloom has been available to gardeners since the late 1800s, but is hard to find in stores. The wine-colored, flattened globes are 1" high by 2"–3" in diameter. Their sweet flavor is delicious fresh or cooked—perfect for roasting and grilled kebabs.
Variety InfoUniform, 2"–3" round bulbs with dark red rings.
RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. The earlier the start, the bigger the bulb. Ideal soil temperature is 60°–85°F.
4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; when soil temperature is at least 45°F.