Eds Red Shallot Seeds - Allium Cepa - Delicious & Perennial

Eds Red Shallot Seeds - Allium Cepa - Delicious & Perennial

Quantity: 50 Seeds

 

Eds Red Shallot, aka Allium Cepa, is a really delicious and versatile member of the onion family, Amaryllidaceae. These long lived perennial plants are very hardy, down to zone 5. Shallots taste much like onions, but are milder, a bit sweeter, and offer a slightly more complex flavour. Shallots can be harvested after their first growing season, but if left in the ground, they'll divide at the base to grow 6-9 new plants. Once established, a patch of Shallots will produce an abundance of food for many years to come. 

 

Shallots will grow in many different types of soil, but they thrive in nutrient rich loamy earth with decent water retention, but not so much that the ground is soggy or waterlogged. These plants are hardier and more disease resistant than onions, and much easier to grow too. They're a very valuable plant to have in any permaculture style garden.

 

All seeds are organic and open pollinated.