French Grey Shallot

Certified Organic Seed

Allium oschaninii

Try growing these sought after delicacies for yourself

Shallots begin shipping in mid-September.

French Grey Shallots, aka Griselle, are thought of as the true shallots, as they can only be propagated from bulbs. Highly prized by chefs, foodies, and home cooks alike, they have a delicious, more refined, umami flavor, and delicately pink-purple flesh.

Note: Grey shallots do not store as well as Dutch Red Shallots (only about 3-4 months), but they make up for it with their exquisite flavor.

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.

from $10.95

UnitPriceQuantityAvailability
1/2 Pound $10.95 Ships beginning Sep 14, 2020.
1 Pound $20.95 Ships beginning Sep 14, 2020.
3 Pounds $60.95 Ships beginning Sep 14, 2020.

This easy-to-grow allium is planted like garlic in fall (unlike Dutch Red Shallots which can also be planted in 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! 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.

Planting Depth 2 inches
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Sun Preference Full Sun

Fall garlic and shallots will start shipping from mid-September. If your order contains products with different ship dates, your items will be shipped as they become available, on or after the shipping dates indicated on the product above. If there are multiple ship dates, the shipping quote you will receive will cover these multiple shipments.

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