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Growing Shallots, also Eschalots

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30 May 18 Pam (New Zealand - temperate climate)
please can you tell me where I can purchase small round shallots seed in NZ
12 Sep 18 Mike (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Shallots are generally grown from bulbs. What is sold in supermarkets is spring onions. A lot of difference. (Shallots are available in some NZ supermarkets - intended for cooking - Ed:)
19 Sep 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
True shallots grow as a clump of up to 12-20 bulbs and when developed are purple skinned. If you keep some of these from one year to the next, all you need to do is plant 2-3 bulbs together and space them about 8-9
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