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Shallot 'Red Sun'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group) 'Red Sun'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

20cm

20cm

Min

5cm

6 days to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Shallot 'Red Sun' Overview

Allium cepa 'Red Sun' is a round shallot that can be planted in autumn or spring. This easy to grow bulb will develop a clump of 6 to 8 rounded bulbs that can be harvested in late summer. A milder flavour then onions, it has twice the amount of vitamin C is are less prone to bolting.

Common problems with Shallot 'Red Sun'

How to harvest Shallot 'Red Sun'

Lift clumps when the foliage has begun to turn yellow. Using a fork under the clump, lift the bulbs up carefully and leave to dry on the soil for a few days. Move under cover to a brightly lit spot to continue drying.

How to propagate Shallot 'Red Sun'

Bulbs

Plant bulbs with the tip just above the soil level.

Special features of Shallot 'Red Sun'

Attractive flowers

Crop rotation

Onion: autumn planting varieties

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