shallot 'Golden Gourmet'

yellow shallot sets

1 year guarantee
All bulbs delivered for £2.99

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: Ecellent for pickling
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sets are the easiest way to grow shallots in the garden. Planted very early in the season, in mid-February if possible, they mature faster than those grown from seed. 'Golden Gourmet' is a very high yielding, Dutch variety that can be harvested as early as July. It has a golden brown skin, stores well and has better resistance to bolting than many other varieties.

  • Garden care: Plant onion sets from mid-February to March, 23cm (9in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. These onions will fan out to produce a cluster of 5, 7 or 9 bulbs so give them at least 9in of space between the sets. Leave the upper third of the bulb showing as shallots are more prone to rotting in damp soil. On average shallots take approx 26 weeks to mature. Lift the onions when they are mature and allow them to dry before using.

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