Famous in Italy as the Cipolla di Tropea, it is grown on the clay cliffs descending Mount Poro. It was brought to Calabria by the Greeks, who discovered it via the Assyrians and Babylonians. Deep purple, rounded and at times elongated, bulbs have an extraordinary sweetness and amazing delicate scent with a light and enjoyable taste. Much sought after by gourmet chefs, it can also be baked, boiled, and used as a filling for omelettes. In Tropea, it is also used to produce a delicious onion marmalade.