Matador Shallot F1

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A reddish-brown shallot with crisp reddish-white flesh. Stores well—sometimes all the way into the next summer.



Matador Shallot F1 Onion Seeds

A newer hybrid, the Matador shallot is larger than regular shallots. The bulbs have high shoulders and a rounded base, and the flesh is very crisp. This particular shallot is an excellent keeper, this a high dry matter content that aids in long-term storage.

Ready for harvesting before standard storage onions but later than most other shallots.

Growing shallots from seed is not only cheaper than growing from sets or transplants, it also allows the plants to produce large single bulbs rather than lots of tiny bulbs. They’re also less likely to come down with downy mildew or white rot.

You can plant these out until the first week of June. After that they won’t have enough time to develop.

Common Questions

How long does it take Matador Shallot F1 Onions to grow from seed? Matador Shallot F1 Onion Seeds take about five months to fully mature, if you are growing onions for the first time it is usually recommended to grow from sets. Onion sets mature around 2 months and are less likely to catch diseases from your soil and insects.

Can you soak Onion seeds before planting out in the garden? Many gardeners believe that soaking Onion seeds before planting offers higher germination rates. Depending on the recommendations you can soak your onion seeds from 15 minutes to a few hours. Some keen growers recommend soaking your Matador Shallot F1 onion seeds in warm water or compost tea to help speed up germination.

Do Matador Shallot F1 Onions require full sun to grow from seeds? Matador Shallot F1 Onions require at least 13 hours of light on daily basis to form a bulb. To ensure you have an Onion Summer harvest you need to plant your Onions out as soon as your soil is movable in the Spring.

Matador Shallot F1 Details

Germination Time
7 - 14 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots / Trays
Days to Maturity
180 Days
Grow in Greenhouse
Optional for Early Crop
Packet Seed Count
Recommended Soil pH

Sow and Harvest Times

Plant out:

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