The Treschietto onion
Delicious, sweet, insuperable and rare
The Treschietto onion is only cultivated (sown in open fields but then transplanted) in the fertile plains near Bagnone, in the shadow of the ruins of a Malaspina castle.
This onion is cultivated by patient farmers, using ancient techniques, from carefully and jealously guarded seeds. It is irrigated delicately, fertilized with all-natural fertilizer, and grown in soil whose unique characteristics guarantee a natural product and a flavor that is only a memory in other onions.
This is a vegetable that carries with it the memory of ancient tradition of the area’s peasant women, who on market days came to town where they were met by connoisseurs from all over Lunigiana waiting to purchase shoots for transplanting.
And like then, connoisseurs today still value this onion, enjoying it at the festivals that publicize the variety, with an eye - of course - to the label that guarantees its place of origin.