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Purplette onions are harvested for their petite bulbs that have a burgundy hue when raw. Their color turns pastel pink when cooked or pickled. Their flavor is mild and sweet, lacking the pungency of a mature common red onion. Their green hallow tops are also edible but lack the flavor and sweetness of the the bulbs.
Mini purplette onions are open-pollinated annual multiplier onions (AKA bunching onions) that produce multiple shoots from one bulb, each shoot producing its own bulb. They can be harvested young as a scallion or mature as a pearl onion, when they can reach the diameter of a golf ball.
Roasted or charred, pickled or eaten raw, purplette onions are versatile and should be utilized as a savory vegetable versus a seasoning.
The onion is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and is considered to be native to Central Asia. It has been cultivated since ancient times in the Middle East and India. It is now the most widely cultivated and distributed allium in the world, adapting to a variety of climates from cold to temperate, semi-tropical and dry.
Recipes that include Purplette Onions. One is easiest, three is harder.
|David Lebovitz||Pickled Red Onion|
|Proud Italian Cook||Slow Roasted Balsamic Glazed Onions|