Shallot (Allium 'French Red')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 12-24 inches
Plant Spread: 6-12 inches
Fruiting Time: Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Culinary Herb
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

Fresh dug bulb cluster

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Comments:
Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jun 24, 2013 7:44 AM

This is the first year I've grown shallots and I am very pleased with the flavor. I cannot compare this variety to any other cultivars out there BUT it is the best tasting shallot I've ever eaten! Store-bought shallots don't even come close in flavor. Looks like I will be growing shallots from now on. I planted them along with my garlic last fall and they were ready to harvest at the same time as the garlic.

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Plant Events from our members
vbprog On October 20, 2015 Seeds sown
vbprog From July 6, 2015 to July 8, 2015 Harvested
vbprog On April 5, 2015 Plant emerged
vbprog On November 23, 2014 Transplanted
Finally got them in the ground.
vbprog On November 18, 2014 Obtained plant
1 lb of shallots received from GrowOrganic.com
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