Red Shallots WHOLESALE NURSERIES
They look like onions and are related, however Red Shallots are smaller growing than onions. They break into segments when peeled, and are sweet when cooked down and caramelized.
Red Shallots are increasing popular in Australia both as commercial crops and in the home garden.
Also available are Golden Shallots.
Both are best grown in soils that are low in nitrogen for crops that will last longer once harvested.
Best planted from April through to December depending on climate.
How to grow and plant Red Shallots
- Choose a sunny position.
- A well dug loamy humus rich soil is best.
- Avoid using high nitrogen fertilisers as with all shallots and onions.
- Plant individual bulbs around 15 cm apart.
- Bulbs should be planted just below the surface.
- Water in well.
- Keep the area well weeded.
You need to harvest before the bulbs flower. This will mean that the bulbs will be at optimum size.
Save a few of the bulblets for next years crop.
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