Banana Shallot (Bulb)

Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Bulb, Supplied Loose (NOT TO NT, TAS, WA)

$1.25
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  • Large, easy to peel bulbs
  • Versatile mild onion flavour
  • One bulb produces 5-12 shallots
Minimum Order Quantity 5

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Description

Banana Shallot (Bulb)

Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Synonyms: Allium ascalonicum

NOT TO NT, TAS, WA

  • Large, easy to peel bulbs
  • Versatile mild onion flavour
  • One bulb produces 5-12 shallots

Banana shallots, also known as French Echalions, are a cross between an onion and a shallot. The elongated bulbs with pointed ends are the largest of any shallot, with a smooth skin that's easy to peel. The firm white flesh has a milder and more subtle taste than onion and can be used raw or cooked in sauces, meat dishes and soups. The tops of the green leaves can also be eaten like a spring onion, leaving at least half the height to provide energy for the bulbs to grow. Shallots can be stored for up to 6 months after harvest.

Shallots are members of the Allium family and grow as a clump (or 'set') loosely attached at the base. If you have struggled to grow onions in the past, shallots are more forgiving and will not disappoint, each bulb multiplying from one bulb to 5-12 shallots in 13-18 weeks.

Product code: Z-SHA-04

Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5cm
Season Autumn and winter in warm climates, winter and spring in cool climates
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 20cm
Plant Spacing 20cm
Plant Height 60cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 120 days

How To Grow

  1. Choose a location in full sun with well draining soil.
  2. Dig over soil; alliums prefer a rich, loamy soil without manure added.
  3. Space rows 20cm apart.
  4. Plant bulbs 20cm apart with the pointed tips facing upwards.
  5. Plant 5-8cm deep so the tips are still visible above the soil.
  6. Keep well watered during warm weather.
  7. Harvest when leaves begin to fall over and before the plant flowers.
  8. Cure bulbs in a shady, well-ventilated area for 2-3 weeks before cutting the dried leaves off 3-4cm above the bulb.
  9. Store in a cool, dry place.

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