Potato onion, Multiplier onion, Shallots (Eng.), Salotte (Afr.)
Shallots are often confused with spring onions but are more similar to garlic in that the plant's base develops a number of onion-like offsets. Shallots have a very delicate flavour. They are a perfect low-maintenance crop for beginner gardeners, that take up little space. They are easily grown from seeds or sets.