Zebrune Shallot, Heirloom

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF

Zebrune Shallot, Heirloom

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange -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.

Shallots pair well with bay leaves, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, cumin, and coriander. Caramelized shallots offer a rich flavor without the heat or bite of a raw shallots and can be used in soups, to top pizzas, or served over squash, mushrooms, or meat dishes.


  • Long-day type
  • 100 Seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats ¼" deep and space 1" in all directions. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Keep onions well weeded with shallow cultivation. 

  • Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting 
  • Germination: 4-10 Days
  • Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart
  • Light: Full Sun



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