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Dutch Shallot Picasso

A rich red shallot with dense substance and fantastic taste, this one will add real zest to all your recipes. (Allium cepa)

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Package of 15 - Bulb Size: 9-15 cm

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Dutch Shallot Picasso, Allium cepa, Dutch Shallot
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Common Name Dutch Shallot
Botanical Name Allium cepa
How to Grow Direct Sow
Planting Depth Points of cloves should barely be covered with soil.
Seed Spacing 6 inches
Row Spacing 12 inches
Days to Harvest Summer harvest
In the Kitchen Grilling, Pickling, Salads, Stir Fry
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Additional Information Good for green onions. Can store for very long time.
Prohibited In Idaho
Ships to Canada No
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The gourmet favorite; Dutch Shallot sets are easier to grow than starting from seed. These new varieties multiply extensively providing a fine assortment of sizes and are resistant to bolting.

WHEN TO PLANT: Plant as early as possible in the spring as soon as your soil is workable. This is usually 2 to 4 weeks before your last frost date.

WHERE TO PLANT: Shallots require rich, well-drained organic soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8 in a sunny spot for best results. They prefer even moisture throughout the growing cycle and are hardy to USDA zones 2-9.

HOW TO PLANT: Separate bulbs into individual cloves and plant so that the points are just covered with soil; spacing each clove 6" apart in rows that are 12" apart. water well and mulch to reduce soil heaving and protect plants. If necessary apply a common fertilizer; 5-10-5 at a rate of 5 pounds per 100 square feet into the soil prior to planting.

TIME TO HARVEST: Allow shallots to ripen thoroughly and leaves to wither just above the neck of the shallots. At that time remove from the garden; knock off the dirt and allow to dry for several days. Once dried, store by roping or hanging in netted bags in a cool, frost free dry spot for use throughout the winter.

USAGE: Use the same way as onions. Young suitable greens have a delicate flavor fresh from the garden to the grill or salad bowl. Mature dry bulbs are used in cooking or stored for use throughout the winter.

HELPFUL TIPS Good weed control is essential but be careful as young shallots are hard to distinguish from grass. Water once a week during dry periods.

AFTER CARE: Good keepers. Store by roping and hanging them up in a cool, frost free, dry spot.

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The Perfect Shallot


from Eugene,OR

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


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    Comments about American Meadows Dutch Shallot Picasso:

    We use these lovely globes in all of our dishes because they are so versitile.
    the yeild we got is all out of proportion to the number we planted(15), we have over 80 of these spicy, delicious wonders.

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    Some what good


    from South Coast Oregon

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    Comments about American Meadows Dutch Shallot Picasso:

    The ones that didn't get eaten by ground rodents were very tasty but samall.
    But I am willing to try them again as the customer service was great and they arrived in good packaging.

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    Great success rate


    from Louisville KY


    • Good turnaround
    • High quality bulbs


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      Comments about American Meadows Dutch Shallot Picasso:

      Shallot bulbs came well packaged and had good planting instructions included. Just plant and keep weeded and you get a great crop of the pricey crop.

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