Zebrune Shallot Onion Seeds


This packet sows up to 12 feet.
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Savor the sweet, mild flavor of this large, easy-to-peel eschalion (banana) type shallot. Very popular with chefs, it is technically a cross between a shallot and an onion. Called Cuisse de Poulet du Poitou (leg of the chicken) in France because it resembles a chicken leg. Enjoy in any dish that calls for onions or shallots. Its lighter flavor delicately enhances fresh preparations, too, like vinaigrettes. Resists bolting, producing well even in warm climates. Recipe inside for shallot vinaigrette.
$2.69 350 mg

Botanical Name: Allium cepa

Days to Maturity: 100 days from transplanting

Family: Alliaceae

Native: Exists only in cultivation

Hardiness: Biennial grown as an annual

Variety Information: Thick, 2"–6" long, torpedo-shaped bulbs with a copper-colored wrapper and cream-colored interior. 'Zebrune' is also called Cuisse de Poulet de Poitou.

Type: Eschalion, long-day shallot (Learn more)

When to Sow Outside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked; when soil temperature is at least 45°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. The earlier the start, the bigger the bulb. Ideal soil temperature is 60°–85°F.

Days to Emerge: 7–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"–16"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

Harvesting: Shallot bulbs can be harvested at any desirable size. To harvest large bulbs at full maturity, wait until tops have fallen over and turned yellow or brown, they are ready for harvest. Harvest in the morning, lifting the bulbs with a garden fork. Dry them in the garden in the sun for 2 to 3 days, lightly covering the bulbs with straw, or the tops of other onions to prevent sunscald. Cure them for 3 to 7 days in a dry area with good air circulation. Once dry, cut the roots to 1/4", and the greens to 1" to create a seal, preventing decay.

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Zebrune Shallot Onion Seeds
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I always look forward to the Botanical Interests seed catalog. The Zebrune Shallot Onion Seeds seemed to be an interesting seed variety to try in my garden. Unfortunately, the shallot seeds failed to germinate. My rating reflects the experience I had with attempting to grow shallot onion seeds. I will continue to be a loyal customer of Botanical Interests.
Barry Johnston
Owner Response: Hello Barry, Thank you for letting us know about your poor germination with the 'Zebrune' shallot seeds. We do guarantee our seeds and have them tested regularly by a third party lab to ensure good germination. We test onion and shallot seeds especially frequently because their germination rate naturally declines more quickly than other species. Our customer service department will be reaching out to you shortly. Thank you again for your feedback.

Zebrune Shallots
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I had a good germination rate and am very please with the size and quality of these shallots.
Christine Harlander

nice onions
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had no problems with germination!! wonderful! will buy again! love botanical interest seeds!
josh t

Good production of small to mid-sized shallots
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This was my first time planting shallots. My garden plot has full sun but fairly heavy clay soil that I turn over. This year has been fairly wet and I watered regularly when the soil was dry. Planted in late March, most of the seeds germinated and I started harvesting by the end of July. I harvested most of the row at the end of August and they are keeping well. The bulbs are fairly small, probably due to the clay soil. Next year I'll try growing them in a mounded row to see if they grow deeper.

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