Cipolla di Giarratana
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Cipolla di Giarratana (Giarratana Onion)
SpeciesAllium cepa
CultivarCipolla di Giarratana

The Cipolla di Giarratana (Giarratana Onion) is a Sicilian variety of onion, sweet and of considerable size, with bulbs from the flattened shape which can be up to 3.5 kilograms in weight and a white-brownish tunic.[1] It is cultivated in the comune of Giarratana, in the Hyblaean Mountains, where it is the main product of the local agriculture.[1][2] A Festival, the "Sagra della cipolla", is held every August in the town.[2]

It is listed as a traditional Italian food product (P.A.T.) by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. [3]


  1. ^ a b Luisa Cabrini, Fabrizia Malerba (2005). Frutta e ortaggi in Italia. Touring Editore, 2005. ISBN 8836532942.
  2. ^ a b Ruggiero Scrofani (2009-05-28). Turismo nautico e distretti turistici siciliani. FrancoAngeli, 2009. ISBN 8856809567.
  3. ^ Mipaaf. List of traditional food products.