Allium cepa shallots
|Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
Tops and bulbs have a mild flavor between garlic and onions. Bulbs have many small cloves. In mild winter areas, plant cloves in fall for greens in winter and spring. Harvest bulbs once leaves wither. Elsewhere, plant in early spring for greens in spring and early summer. Harvest bulbs in summer and fall. Store for up to 6 months.
Attributes - Allium cepa shallots
Plant Type: Bulb
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Edible. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Thrips.
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