Onion Shallots Prisma 10 Seeds
Each seed of Shallot Prisma produces a single, attractive, shiny, reddish-brown skinned, white fleshed, round shallot bulb, with a distinct flavour. No risk of transferring virus of white rot as with sets and the bulbs of Shallot Prisma store well.
Once they are established, you can keep your supply going indefinitely by saving a few bulblets each year.
A type of small mild multiplying onion, popular in French cooking.
Shallots are not spring onions and are quite different to the green bunching "Eschallots" (Allium fistulosum) which, just to confuse us, are also called shallots in Eastern Australia.
They are more like garlic in their growth as they form a clump of bulbs at the base of the stem.
Onions come in a range of colours and shapes and sizes. Brown :- strong flavour and pungent. Usually good keepers for storage. White :- milder but still flavoursome. Keep fairly well. Red :- Mild, suitable to use raw in salads and sandwiches. The seedlings should be allowed to gain a bit of strength before planting out - usually 4 to 6 weeks will be enough. When they are big enough to handle, you can plant out. They start off looking like blades of grass.
They don't have to be in a greenhouse (though that would be ideal), any sheltered spot will do. The idea is to guard against rapid changes of temperature, especially at night.
Culinary hints - cooking and eating Shallots
Use in any recipe instead of onions
Can be cooked whole, braised gently with other vegetables.
- Sow Moderate Climate: Feb-Sep
- Sow Warm Climate: Feb-Aug
- Sow Sub-Tropical Climate: Feb-Jun
- Sow Tropical Climate: Feb-May
- Sowing Method: Sow Direct or Raise Seedlings
- Depth: 5mm
- Row Spacing: 35-45cm
- Plant Spacing: 5-10cm
- Soil Temp: 20-25 °C
- Emerge: 10-20 Days
- Harvest: 150-220 Days
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Great storeBy: Steph on 22 October 2018Received in fast time. Great instruction on how to germinate.
ThanksBy: Grant on 22 October 2018Received 3 times as many seeds. 100% germination. Fantastic. Thanks heaps.