Ambition Shallot Seeds

100 days. Best raised as transplants sown indoors 4 to 6 weeks prior to setting out after the last spring frost date, these mild Shallots are easily grown from seed as transplants. Space seed evenly, 1" apart, so you can grow Shallots to 4" in the first pot. Plant out into slightly warm soil in the spring. As tops wilt in the fall, withhold water, then pull and cure like Onions. Store in a cool, dry place. Ambition Shallots add traditional French savor to any vinaigrette and their delicate sweetness is magnified by frying lightly in butter to grace various types of sauces, soups or hearty stews. (F1.)

Average seed life: 3 years

One packet of about 60 seeds
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  • The delicate sweetness of Shallots has long been popular in French cuisine, with good reason. Never bitter, Shallots add distinctive flavor to vinaigrette dressings, elegant sauces and savory winter soups. We like to sauté loads of finely chopped Shallots in butter and freeze them as a thin layer in plastic, self-locking freezer bags. It is so convenient to take out a thin envelope of sautéed Shallots and snap off a piece when making classic mussels meunière, pan seared scallops with a finishing beurre blanc sauce or Sunday morning gruyère omelets. Hardiness zones: 4-10. Each 1-pound Shallot Set is enough to plant a 20-foot row. The number of little bulbs per set varies annually. On average, a 1-pound Shallot Set will yield 10 to 15 times as many mature Shallots. To plant, separate the bulbs and plant individually, 1" deep and 4" to 6" apart in rows spaced 18" apart. Dark green shoots will emerge within a couple of weeks of planting. Deer resistant.

    Shallot Sets may not be shipped to Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii (seeds are OK!) or or the following five counties in the State of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.
    Our Shallot Sets are shipped directly to you at the proper time for planting for your horticultural zone.
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The delicate sweetness of Shallots has long been popular in French cuisine, with good reason. Never bitter, Shallots add distinctive flavor to vinaigrette dressings, elegant sauces and savory winter soups. We like to sauté loads of finely chopped Shallots in butter and freeze them as a thin layer in plastic, self-locking freezer bags. It is so convenient to take out a thin envelope of sautéed Shallots and snap off a piece when making classic mussels meunière, pan seared scallops with a finishing beurre blanc sauce or Sunday morning gruyère omelets. Hardiness zones: 4-10. Each 1-pound Shallot Set is enough to plant a 20-foot row. The number of little bulbs per set varies annually. On average, a 1-pound Shallot Set will yield 10 to 15 times as many mature Shallots. To plant, separate the bulbs and plant individually, 1" deep and 4" to 6" apart in rows spaced 18" apart. Dark green shoots will emerge within a couple of weeks of planting. Deer resistant.

Shallot Sets may not be shipped to Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii (seeds are OK!) or or the following five counties in the State of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.
Our Shallot Sets are shipped directly to you at the proper time for planting for your horticultural zone.
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