Growing Calendar for Shallot Sets - Golden Gourmet
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A uniform and attractive brown-skinned shallot which produces good, fleshy bulbs with a delicious flavour- milder than onions and a little sweeter. Lovely to saute or light fry and add to sauces.
With RHS Award of Garden Merit Golden Gourmet has really impressed expert growers and they laud this variety on account of its suitability to growing in the UK climate.
In every bulb there is an impressive amount of vitamin C and they are also rich in vitamins A, B and E, great for a warming meal when you're feeling out of sorts.
Every bulb stores well, keeping well for several months when hung up in a cool and dry place.
Most of the Golden Gourmet were good - large sets which are now growing strongly
The sets were of very good uniform quality even considering the extreme lateness of the order. Although they were planted very late, in arid soil, they show signs of shooting with few misses and seem further suited to the cooling of the soil during the recent days of rain; it would be optimistic to expect a perfect crop given the conditions under which they were planted but I did set them with this in mind, having only acquired the rough plot in early May. all told I am very pleased.
Good and growing well thanks
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