Shallot bulbs - 10 shallots in bag
10 shallot bulbs to a bag -- must buy entire bag.
These gourmet shallots grow a lot like garlic in clusters of offsets with a head composed of multiple cloves, but they are a member of the onion family. Shallots have a taste that is somewhat like a common onion, but have a sweeter, milder, yet richer flavor. Younger leaves can be used like chives. Shallot are great when use in fresh cooking.
Planting Shallots : Shallots grow well in average garden soil, but do best in rich well-drained soil with a lot of organic matter. Sets can be planted in fall or early to mid spring after hard freezes have passed. Shallots will produce a heaver yield if the soil is kept evenly moist but not wet! Shallot bulbs should be planted six to eight inches apart. Depth of planting should but so that the tops of the shallot sets are just 1" below the soil and the pointed tip is up. Shallots will grow in soil temperatures ranging from 35°F to 90°F. Shallots grow best in full sun, but they will tolerate partial sun.
Caring For Shallots : Shallots do well when planted in soil that has had aged compost added to it, with more aged compost added at mid season or you can fertilize with fish emulsion or organic fertilizer. Kept the soil evenly moist and do not allow to soil to dry excessively. Shallots grow best when they are kept free from weeds so that they do not have to compete for nutrients and water. Shallot roots are shallow so take care when cultivation or weeding is done.
Harvesting Shallots : The green top can cut after about 30 days of growing. The green set can be dug and used about 45 to 50 days after planting. Mature bulbs can be harvested after the tops wither and turn brown. Hang to mature bulbs up to dry, or store them in a mesh bag with good air flow.