Shallot, Zebrune

Allium cepa
$2.99 to $30.00
SKU: 1607
  • Pink-brown skinned bulbs
  • Torpedo shaped bulbs
  • Good keeper and resistant to bolting
  • Sweet and mild flavor

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In France this variety is referred to as 'Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou' (chicken leg of Poitou). IT is a type of Eschalion, or banana shallot, so named because of its distinctive torpedo shape.

Shallots are a type of onion that developed in Central or Southeast Asia.

Onions are thought to have been used as a food source for millennia, but it isn't clear when onion bulbs began to be cultivated rather than collected from the wild. It appears to have been used in ancient Egypt and Greece.

In the Middle Ages onions formed an important part of European diets. Early European settlers brought bulbing onions to the Americas, where the indigenous peoples were already using wild onions.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting

Germination: 4-10 Days

Plant Outdoors: 6” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats just beneath the surface of the soil and space 1" in all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Keep shallots well weeded with shallow cultivation.