Red Shallots have a mild, sweet flavour. They are ideal in Thai and Asian dishes. The bulbs are a little smaller than the gold shallots but equally as delicious.
The flavour of shallots is valuable in cooking as it has a similar, but less overpowering taste than onions.
Shallots are easy to grow, requiring a well drained soil and a sunny spot. Each bulb will produce an impressive 6-12 new bulbs in a season. It is a good idea to keep your shallots moist during growth, they have a short root system so regular watering is important for good bulb growth. It is also good to fertilise your Shallots well for best production.
Reap what you have sown in summer and enjoy them in your cooking. If you can resist, try and keep a couple of bigger bulbs back for replanting next season. Shallot bulbs will store well for long periods.
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA, TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade