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Shallots Red
Allium oschaninii - Shallots Red
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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.

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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