TheGardenersCalendar.co.uk - Gardening techniques and advice for Vegetable Growers | rss button RSS NEWS FEED

signup now for our FREE e-newsletter for advice and exclusive competitions -

Shallot Information

Shallot

Shallot

Allium cepa

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

Sowing

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

Harvesting

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.

Select a Variety

Facebook App - Gardening Actions

Let us know what you are doing in the garden at the moment by clicking one of the buttons below to update the Vegetable Garden App on Facebook

Shallot Varieties

  • List 1
  • List 2