Growing Calendar for Shallot Sets - Eschalote Grise
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Shallot Eschalote Grise sets are the first choice in shallots for top French chefs, often referred to as a Banana Shallot.
We have chosen an improved selection producing larger sets.
Each shallot set will produce between 15 and 20 intensely flavoured shallots!
Did you know:
That Eschalote Grise is classed as a "Banana Shallot". This term is often used by cooks to describe the long bulb varieties of onions and shallots. It is more of a cooking term than one used by gardeners.
Arrived in good condition and started to grow after a few weeks in the ground.
The shallots were of various sizes, a few quite small, so I wonder if this will impact when they are harvested next year.
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