Shallots French Red

Shallots French Red

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$12.95 for 1/2 lb bag

Shipping Window for this product: 9/28 - 12/31/19


The scoop on Shallots French Red

Shallots can be substituted for onions in most recipes where a mild flavor is desired, and are absolutely the best choice for quiches, gratins, vinaigrettes, marsalas and bearnaise sauces where a subtle blend of flavors is preferred over a strong onion presence. Delightful in recipes with wine. French Red shallots have a mild, sweet flavor, easy to peel coppery skins and rosy flesh. Very productive; one bulb can produce 10-12 bulbs at harvest time.

Why Grow Shallots?

  • The best reason to grow fresh shallots is the super fresh flavor
  • When you grow your own, you can harvest one or two shallots at a time, as needed, rather than buying a whole bunch
  • Homegrown foods harbor no mysteries about how they were produced, handled, transported and stored
  • Deer, rabbits and rodents don't choose shallots to dine on
French Red shallots are shipped in 1/2 lb. bags, the number of bulbs varies with size. This variety keeps for months when held in the dark at cooler temperatures, about 50-65 degrees.
Botanical Name: Allium cepa var. aggregatum French Red
Common Name: French Red shallots
Growing Zones: Zones 4-9
Sun/Shade: Sun
Flowers: Fall planted bulbs mature June-July
Flower Color: Grown for edible bulbs, not flowers
Height: 15-20"
Plant/Bulb Size: Sold by weight, bulb size varies
Bloom Timing: Late spring to early summer, snip flowers to channel energy to bulb formation
Pkg. Count: 1/2 lb bag