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Shallot Information



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Shallots are closely related to Onions They are much sweeter in taste and the bulbs grow in clumps rather than individually. They also come in a wider variety of shapes, sizes and colours.

Moon Planting Type: Root

Soil Type: Any Soil

Aspect: Any aspect

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Winter Protection

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)

Height: 0cm

Spread: 15cm

Shallot Growing Notes


For best results plant sets in late winter to early spring. Seeds can be planted in early winter in mild areas but they do not crop as well.

Pruning & Thining

Thin as required


Lift the bulbs with a fork when the tops have turned yellow. Store them in a dry, dark, cool, well aired space. When the leaves have dried and shrivelled they are ready to store on trays or in netting bags.

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Shallot Varieties

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