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Shallots Golden
Allium cepa var. aggregatum - Shallots Golden
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A smaller type of onion with round, glossy golden-brown skin, a white flesh and a mild subtle onion flavour. A cross between an onion and garlic that's widely used in Asian dishes. Chop the green leaves for salads, or add it to stews. It's perfect for making pickled onions, or added whole in a range of casseroles and sauces.

  • Shallots are long keeping and will store for up to 12 months.
Colour — White
Growth Height — 60cm
Flower Colour — White
Fruiting Period — Summer
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Traditionally shallots are planted on the shortest day and harvested on the longest. Do not plant the bulbs too deeply, push them into the soil so the tops are still visible. Space the bulbs 15 to 20 cm apart. A single bulb should multiply into 6 to12 bulbs.

Watering needs

Keep shallots moist during the growth phase, they have a short root system so regular watering is important for good bulb growth.

Pruning Advice

Harvest the shallots before flowering when the tops start to fall over in autumn.

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