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Onions in bowl


Borettane onions come in flatoval shape and were originally grown in the Italian province of Reggio Emilia from the village of Boretto, which gave this specialty its name. The onions are very small and are characterised by their mild and slightly sweet taste.
Pearl onions (allium cepa) are particularly small table onions with a diameter of approx. 15-35 mm and are characterised by their white to silvery shimmering outer skin.

Also available as:

Crunchy and spicy
Versatile applications


  • Borettane onions:
  • Whole
  • Grilled
  • Whole, in red wine vinegar
  • Pearl onions:
  • Whole


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Florian Weniger

Florian Weniger

Product Manager

Phone: +49 421 5239-47231

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Good to know

We stock pearl onions and Borettane onions in a variety of brines.

Onions cutout


These onions are primarily used in the delicacy delicatessen and fine food industry e.g. as antipasti or appetizers.



Harvest period

Pearl onions: : May to June

Borettane onions: July

Onions field


The onions are washed, sorted, blanched and subsequently filled into containers and pasteurised.


Product range

Assortment for the Food Industry

Harvest Calendar

Our harvest calendar

Portfolio Trade



Additional antipasti products in our product range


Creating customer-oriented quality

Your quality requirements are always in good hands at Henry Lamotte Food. Our quality management system creates supply security by utilising coordinated processes, combined with quality assurance for high product quality.