Red Onion from Acquaviva delle Fonti

The” Cepodde d'Acquaviva”, as it is known in local dialect, is grown in the area surrounding the town of Acquaviva delle Fonti, in the province of Bari. Known for its sweetness, the onion Acquaviva delle Fonti is recognizable due to it’s typical flattened shape : a large disc with a thickness of 2-3 cm wide, up to a foot, and weighing about 500 grams. Its color ranges from red to violet and carmine clears, inward, to become completely white.
The cultivation takes place in the tradition of an ancient and natural way. It is sown in September, a waning moon, and harvested by early July until August. To the red onion from Acquaviva delle Fonti is a dedicated a festival during which you can taste typical local dishes in many preparations, such as rustic breads and stuffed with red onion and ricotta forte.
Production area: City of Acquaviva delle Fonti - Province of Bari

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