Shallot Seeds

Useful gardening information

Shallots are remarkably easy to grow from seed. Essential in French cooking, with a flavor described by some as in-between onions and garlic. For soups, salad dressings, vegetable dishes, and casseroles.

Direct seed 1/2 inch deep, 1/2 to 1 inch apart, in rows 10 to 18 inches apart, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. This rate will usually produce a single bulb from each plant. To produce clusters of bulbs, increase spacings to 6 to 8 inches.
Harvest in summer when tops fall and begin to brown. Dry in an airy place. Store near freezing at 60-70% relative humidity.

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IP219 Conservor F1 Hybrid
Reddish-brown, single bulb shallots. These shallots have a high, round shape and are suitable for long storage. 110 days.
  265mg package ( about 60-75 seeds ) $3.75
3562 Camelot F1 Hybrid
Gourmet specialty item for winter storage.
Dark red shallot from seed with excellent flavor. Red skin contrasts nicely with white interior. Uniform, teardrop-shaped bulbs could last through the winter until April. Adaptability: 40-55° latitude. 100 days.
  260mg package ( about 60-75 seeds ) $3.75
TRN154 Zebrune Heirloom
French banana heirloom, pinkish brown, drumstick shape, sweet mild taste, resists bolting, stores well, 100 days.
  225mg package ( about 60-75 seeds ) $3.75
TRN212 Red Gourmet
F1 hybrid, Dark red skin, snow white flesh, teardrop shape, super fine taste, 88 days.
  225mg package ( about 60-75 seeds ) $3.75