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Beautiful heirloom shallots with pink-brown bulbs and a sweet, mild flavor. Great for storing!
Zebrune Shallot Onion Seeds
[100 days from transplant] Also known as “Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou,” this wonderful French heirloom is a delicacy that’s super expensive in stores yet easy to grow in your home garden or allotment. This banana shallot (Eschalion) yields meaty, torpedo-shaped bulbs that taste great and store really well. If started early, these little beauties will often grant a heavy yield and if stored correctly, will give you shallots all the way through spring.
Magnificent fried in butter, but also tasty as a replacement for onions in salads and vegetable dishes, shallots are definitely the royalty of the allium family. Once you’ve tasted them fresh from the ground, you’ll never want to return to those over-priced store-bought shallots ever again.
Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 10cm (4").
How long does it take to grow Zebrune shallots? You can start sowing your Zebrune seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost of spring. If you prefer you can direct sow your shallots four weeks before the last frost. Shallots that have grown from seed will produce up to 4 bulbs that will be ready to harvested after about 100 days.
When do you harvest Zebrune shallots? Once your shallots greens start with wither and fall over you should be harvesting. They will start to turn brown and their bulbs will start to rise out of the soil.
What is wrong with my Zebrune shallots? Onion white rot can occur in some soil, causing foliage to wilt and turn yellow. The roots will begin to rot and start to grow white fungus on the bottoms of your shallots. If you're shallots are suffering from Onion white rot then you need to destroy them immediately and ensure you treat the soil affected.
Zebrune Shallot Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 100 - 120 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
Sow and Harvest Times