Mature bulbs range from 1-4 in in diameter. Will produce well in a variety of climates. Its delicate sweet onion flavor is prized by gourmet chefs and revered in French cooking. These are true shallots that reproduce from sets only and have more refined flavor than those grown from seed. Easy to grow! Plant In Fall and harvest the next summer, or plant very early in Spring for a mid-summer harvest. Can withstand heavy freezes. Will keep for well over a year with proper storage conditions. Amazing yields! ~30 cloves per pound.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.