Shallot Golden Gourmet


This is a major advance on the traditional variety ‘Giant Yellow’. RHS AGM variety Shallot ‘Golden Gourmet’ produces larger and better quality bulbs with reduced bolting incidence. The lovely golden brown skinned bulbs store well throughout the winter.

250g when packed (packed in home compostable netting)

Approx. Qty 8-10 sets

Planting information

Plant shallots in rows in any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting shallots on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing shallots in raised beds. When growing shallots from sets, plant the bulbs so that the tip of bulb is just protruding through the soil surface. Leave a space of 18cm (7”) between each bulb, and 30cm (12”) between each row.

After Care

Shallots are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry  periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest Shallots in August, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow.

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