Shallots: cultivation advice

Shallots: cultivation advice

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Shallots are both easy to grow and delicious to cook.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Allium ascalonicum
Family : Alliaceae
Type : Vegetable

: 15 to 25 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Light, drained

: End of winter -Harvest : July and August

Health: benefits and virtues of shallot

Maintenance, from planting to harvest, will be no problem for you while ensuring excellent results.

Planting shallots

Shallots are perennials, but they areultivated in our latitudes as an annual.

It therefore disappears in winter and does not reappear the following year.

The shallot is rather plant in waning moon for best results.

Shallots in bulb:

Planting bulbs can be done throughout the winter(January to April); if your soil allows it, that is, it is not wet.

Otherwise, if you are worried about heavy rains and high humidity in the soil, wait until the end of winter until March-April to plant the bulbs.

  • Prepare the soil by turning the soil over to make it softer
  • Adding sand can be beneficial
  • Plant the bulb, leaving the upper part flush
  • Mulch in winter to prevent frost from affecting its proper development.
  • Space each row about 20 cm (15 cm for smaller varieties)

After about a month, the leaves will form and the bulb will give rise to a tuft of small bulbs.

  • Watch out for the onion fly

Harvest the shallots

During the harvest, from July, tear off the clumps and dry them in a sunny and well-ventilated place for two to three days.

  • Then you can fit them in a place dry, airy and rather cool.

Know that gray shallot, although among the most common, can only be kept until mid December.

For storage throughout the winter, choose theJersey shallot with a pink hue and an equally delicate taste.

To know about the shallot

The shallot is part of the same family as theonion, it is part of French gastronomy and is appreciated for its greater finesse.

A condiment vegetable, it makes it possible to decorate dishes or sauces that claim to be finer, both raw and cooked.

Shallots are quite rich in vitamin C and B, trace elements and antioxidants.

the most common varieties are:

Gray shallots, considered to be real shallots. They are appreciated for their flavor, considered to be superior to that of pink shallots.

  • Gray shallots: Griselle, Grisor
  • Pink shallots: Bretor, Delvad, Jermor, Ronde de Jersey, Pesandor, Rondeline

Health: benefits and virtues of shallot

Smart tip

The shallot is rich in magnesium, cultivate them and maintain your health capital!

  • To read also: the onion cultivation
  • Health: benefits and virtues of shallot

Video: Planting Shallots From The Grocery Store (August 2022).