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Great for cooking, very healthy and easy to grow! Shallots are often thought to be another variety of onion, but they are actually a species of their own. Shallots have a mild taste that combines the flavor of a sweet onion with a touch of garlic. They grow in clusters, where separate sets are attached at the base and by loose skins.

Each plant produces one set composed of many cloves. When leaves turn brown lift the Shallot clusters and separate and then set out to dry. Store in cool, dry conditions.

Plant Details +

Botanical Allium cepa var. aggregatum
Common Name Shallot
Height 12-18"
Spacing 3-4"
Hardiness Zones 4-10
Exposure Full sun
Foliage The short, cylindrical, hollow leaves may be cut for flavoring at any time.
Harvest Late Summer-Early Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Select a sunny location and plant in early spring when the ground is workable. Plant in deeply cultivated, moderately rich soil. 1. Press sets into the soil until they are half covered. Plant small bulbs about 3-4" apart. 2. Fertilize once during the growing season. 3. It is not necessary to water unless the soil is unusually dry. Harvest in early summer when the leaves turn brown. Save some bulbs for the next seasons garden.