Shallot Varieties

Shallot Varieties

Read an introduction to shallot varieties here.

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Golden Gourmet

A shallot suitable for planting in late winter or early spring. Produces a large crop of medium sized yellow shallots that store well. Good flavour.

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Class: Sets
Size: Round
Hybrid: No
Planting: February March
Harvesting: June-August

For growing advice see how to grow onions.

Planning what to grow? See the allotment planner and record keeper.
Golden Gourmet

About Shallot Varieties

Shallots are very similar to onions and come in different shapes and colours, but there are some differences:

  • An individual shallot set will mature into a bunch of shallots, where as an individual onion set will produce a single mature onion
  • Shallots are typically smaller than onions
  • Shallots are not as hardy as onions and are planted slightly later in spring (but this varies on the variety) and are not overwintered
  • Shallots may have more disease resistance than onions
  • Shallots have a sweet taste that complements salads or hot dishes, and have excellent storage properties to keep through the winter