Shallots

 

Sow in early spring at 1cm intervals (three seeds to the inch). Single bulbs will form from each seed. Ready to harvest August - October.

Plant 15cm ( 6") apart in 23cm (9") rows during the second half of February through to the end of April. Shallots should be spread out in full light and cool conditions until planting time. Shallots need time to dry and mature, to ensure best quality.

AMBITION F1 Hybrid
An attractive mid-early red-brown skinned globe-shaped variety with white flesh. Some resistance to bolting and stores well.

AMBITION F1 Hybrid from SEED
For a fine crop of dark skinned bulbs which keep well. Because each seed grows a single shallot the shape is excellent making this a good variety for the show bench. Sow March to May for harvesting in September.

ECHALOTE GRISE
Plant October-December, harvest July onwards. This exceptional shallot is favoured by many top French chefs for its cooking quality. Harvest immediately bulbs have formed.

GOLDEN GOURMET
This is a major advance on the traditional Giant yellow and produces larger and better quality bulbs with reduced bolting incidence. The lovely golden brown skinned bulbs store well throughout the winter.

JERMOR
French Elongated shallot with copper coloured skin. Flesh is white with pink tinge. Fabulous flavour and stores well. Jermor is bred and raised in the southern Rhone area yet will grow well in our climate.

LONGOR
French production of 'Jersey long' type producing the longest bulbs we have seen. Highly praised for its robust flavour and will also surely be a winner for the exhibitor. Good storage potential.

MIKOR
High yielding French variety, with a fantastic flavour. Russet coloured skin, with pink tinged flesh, rounded shape.

PIKANT
Wonderfully robust flavour. Smaller bulbs crop very heavily. Very bolt resistant. Keeps firm as long as Topper. Plant as soon as possible in spring, just pushing into the sol, 6in apart. Each bulb planted will split to yield several shallots. Harvest in July.

RED SUN
Gaining in popularity due to its attractive red tinged skin. Arguably the best of the red shallots. Good yields of crisp, white fleshed bulbs of excellent flavour for cooking, in salads or for pickling. Bulbs have long storage potential. It has a round shape with a rather sharp, spicy flavour. Plant as soon as possible in spring, just pushing into the soil, 6in apart. Each bulb planted will split to yield several shallots. Harvest in July.

SPRINGFIELD
These shallots have a shiny bronze skin which offers good protection to the strongly flavoured rosy flesh. They give a good yield of high quality bulbs that are ideal for pickling and will add distinction to casseroles. Good resistance to bolting and stores extremely well - at least until late spring. Plant as soon as possible in spring just pushing into the soil, 6in apart. Each bulb planted will split to yield several shallots. Harvest in July.

TOPPER
Vigorous with stronger foliage and a 30% bigger crop. The beautiful, bright golden bulbs store without rotting for an exceptionally long time, at least to May. A refined mild flavour, excellent for cooking, salads or pickling. Plant as soon as possible in spring just pushing into the soil, 6in apart. Each bulb planted will split to yield several shallots. Harvest in July.