Smaller than golden shallots, with a round glossy, tight pink skin and a pinkish white flesh. Shallots have a mild, sweet flavour and are very popular in Thai and Asian dishes for its similar, but less overpowering, taste to onions. It's perfect for stews or for making pickled onions, chopped or added whole in a range of casseroles and sauces.
|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.