Growing Shallots

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Seed

Shallots

Shallot Plants

Planting time: SP,FA
Seeds per ounce: 6-8 bulbs
Ounces per square foot: -
Minimum legal germination rate: 75%
Germination type:

Long Germination

Notes
Shallots are grown as an annual, and is the common practice in organic gardens, but it's really a perennial.

Harvest Shallots before flowering when the tops start to die back.

Your most success will come from starting Shallots sets. Growing from seeds in flats easy, but requires more patience.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 4 <
In flat spacing (inches): Broadcast
Planting depth (inches): Cover seed with soil.
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 13
Nutrient relationship:: Light Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 119-182
Harvesting period (days): -
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: .5

Cultural

Diseases: Botrytis Leaf Blight, Damping-Off, Downy Mildew, Fusarium Basal Rot, Neck Rot, Onion Smut, Pink Root, Purple Blotch, Several Bacteria, White Rot.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Army Cutworm, Cutworm, Green Peach Aphid, Greenhouse Whitefly, Leafminer, Northern Mole Cricket, Onion Eelworm, Onion Maggot, Onion Thrips, Saltmarsh Caterpillar, Slugs and Snails, Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Striped Cucumber Beetle, Vegetable Weevil

Varieties

Ambition, Dutch Red, Dutch Yellow, Giant Yellow, Hative De Niort

 

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