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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 30cm (12in)
- Common name
- French Grey Shallot (Allium oschaninii)
- Full Sun
- Space bulbs 25cm (10in) apart with 30cm (12in) or more between rows. Push them gently into the soil so the tips are level with the surface. Protect tips from birds.
A quick and easy shallot to grow from sets which give the most generous sized roots of any we’ve trialled. Like all the best shallots, they’re still sweet and treacly once cooked.
Shallots are somewhat drought tolerant and require only occasional weeding and watering during particularly dry periods, but they do need evenly moist soil for best production. If the soil dries out it will affect your crop.