shallot 'Golden Gourmet'
yellow shallot sets
- 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, 15cm (6in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Lift the onions when they are mature and allow them to dry before using.
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