Dutch Red Shallot

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Organic Dutch Red Shallot Seeds

Easy to grow allium

Allium cepa
Add to your fall planting schedule.
Gorgeous subtle flavor somewhere between garlic and onions. Shallots grow in clusters that can be gently broken apart like garlic cloves and planted in the ground about 1" deep.
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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Detailed Product Info

Shallots begin shipping in October

Though in the same species as onions planted from seed, Dutch Red Shallots lie somewhere in between onions and garlic, and add a special, concentrated flavor you didn't know you were missing until it's there.

Dutch Red Shallots are grown from bulbs that are planted in the fall or early spring for early summer harvest. Shallots grow in clusters that can be gently broken apart like garlic cloves and planted in the ground about 1 inch deep. In the spring, the shallot bulbs will multiply and sprout several green stalks per planted bulb, producing 6-12 bulbs per plant!

A pound of this variety will give you 40-50 plantable cloves of shallots, enough to plant a 25-foot row or 10 feet of a 3-foot-wide garden bed.

Feel free to order at any time, but be aware that shallots ship beginning in October.

Quick Facts
Planting Depth 2 inches
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Easy-to-grow allium is planted like garlic in either fall or early spring. Prepare a bed with plenty of compost, and set individual shallot bulbs into the soil at a depth of 1-2" of soil coverage. Keep well weeded and water regularly; like all alliums, shallots respond beautifully to irrigation or rainwater. Harvest when the tops fall down, usually in July. Set untrimmed plants onto screens or hang them somewhere sturdy to cure. For curing, a warm, dry location out of direct sun is best. Once the green tops have dried to a crisp, clip them off, then discard any soft or rotten bulbs and store the good ones somewhere dark and dry. They are storage champs and will typically last for a year or more.

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