Growing Shallots, also Eschalots

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Shallots in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 - 8 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-15 weeks. Keep a few for your next planting.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Lemon Balm, Borage, Carrots, Beets, Silverbeet, Lettuce, Amaranth
  • Avoid growing close to: Peas, Beans

Your comments and tips

14 Sep 19, Greg O'Brien (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Anyone! We’re keen to try growing golden shallots and need to find a contact where we can buy a reasonably large amount of seed cloves. Anybody able to help?
16 Sep 19, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Do you mean the little gold/brown shallot/onion. I grow what I call shallots - the cluster of bulbs - purple/brown colour when fully grown. You let the shallot fully grow and seed and then harvest the cluster of bulbs. I usually save some from one year for the next year. I had a lot this year and have a few left now. Usually by now they have dried out to nothing or when some humidity about they start shooting. I doubt I have enough for you but what I have left could be planted - have to be real soon though. I live Coral Cove - via Bundy.
04 Aug 19, Rosemary Smit (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have a salad and herb garden at my restaurant. Where to go to buy shallot seedlings or bulbs. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Rosemary.0728844936.
16 Aug 19, Danielle Botes (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi There Check out https://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/search?q=shallot for most seed- courier all over SA :)
05 Aug 19, Melinda P Schwab (USA - Zone 8b climate)
https://www.dixondalefarms.com/category/shallots this is where we get ours, but not sure about shipping to your area.
19 Jul 19, Bakholise (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can i buy shallots seedlings or do styres sell seeds for them?, i need them for my research.
11 Jul 19, Reg George (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Were can I buy shallots seeds in za
23 Mar 19, Hilary Williams (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Would like to buy shallot seeds . Have had not luck on any site . Why is this.?
24 Mar 19, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Shallots are listed by Egmonts Seeds online .
15 Jan 19, Yvonne (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can I get shallot seeds and what does it cost.
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