Growing Calendar for Shallot Seeds - Zebrune
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Zebrune Shallot Seeds are a heritage variety which has long, pinky-brown bulbs. It is very productive and has good resistance to bolting. It has an excellent eating quality with a delicious mild and sweet flavour.
Heritage variety with long pinky-brown bulbs
Sow Indoors: January-March 5 seeds per module under glass. Sprinkle on the surface and cover lightly with sieved compost.
Sow Outdoors: February-March thinly into pre watered soil ½in (1cm) deep in rows 9in (22cm) apart. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: April the little clumps of bulbs in each module will push themselves apart as they grow.
Harvest: August-September for casseroles or pull young as spring onions.
Feed with Marshalls pre-planting Onion Fertiliser.
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