(Best months for growing Shallots in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
P = Sow seed
Shallots are grown from small bulbs kept from the main plant. Once they are established, you can keep your supply going indefinitely by saving a few bulblets each year.
A type of small mild multiplying onion, popular in French cooking.
Tree onions or 'walking onions' produce bulbs at the top of the stem.
Shallots are not spring onions and are quite different to the green bunching "Eschallots" (Allium fistulosum) which, just to confuse us, are also called shallots in Eastern Australia.
They are more like garlic in their growth as they form a clump of bulbs at the base of the stem.
Use in any recipe instead of onions
Can be cooked whole, braised gently with other vegetables.
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