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.
|Growth Height — 60cm|
|Flower Colour — White|
|Fruiting Period — Summer|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
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.
Keep shallots moist during the growth phase, they have a short root system so regular watering is important for good bulb growth.
Harvest the shallots before flowering when the tops start to fall over in autumn.