How to harvest Shallots
Shallots are ready to harvest when the foliage turns yellow. A shallot should yield between 10 and 12 bulbs. Bulbs can be stored in a cool dry place or eaten immediately.
How to propagate Shallots
Seed can be sown directly or started indoors and transplanted later. Sow 1 cm deep and in rows 30 cm apart. When large enough, thin seedlings to 10-15 cm apart.
Bulblets can be removed from the mother in the dormant season.
Special features of Shallots
Shallots take up little space, so they can be grown in wide containers.
Other uses of Shallots
The bulb and leaves are edible. The bulb skin colour can vary from a golden brown to grey to red, and their off-white flesh is usually tinged green or reddish-purple.