Growing Shallots for Haute Cuisine Use

Growing Shallots for Haute Cuisine Use

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A certain type of shallot is an integral part of many European dishes-shallots. How to grow them is usually not the first thought, but once you see the price on the market, growing shallots suddenly becomes much more important.

Today we are talking about Allium CEPA, formerly known as Allium ascalonicum. From this onion, a large onion is obtained that looks like any old onion until its outer skin is removed, because it suddenly looks like garlic with large cloves. In each of these cloves, he suddenly becomes like a bulb, layer by layer of goodness.

Sweeter than onion, much sweeter than garlic and less likely to cause bad breath, you will find that shallot will be an easy addition to your garden. And for a fraction of the price of shallots in the supermarket, you can add it to your usual assortment of fresh vegetables from the garden!

All about shallots

The more subtle flavor of shallots will be a great addition to your kitchen. But the plant itself is also a great addition to your garden!

Originally from the South-west or Central Asian regions, the popularity of this representative of the onion family quickly spread to India. From there, he jumped into the Mediterranean, then into the rest of the world. It is said that the Phoenicians were transported from these different places,

What does the shallot look like? The shallots growing in your garden may seem at first glance to be a bunch of young onions. But the shallots, which grow from a single tooth, actually form a group of garlic-like bulbs in a small space. You will have green tops growing out of the ground.

Like their other relatives, onions, they can bloom, but harvesting shallots after they have risen is much tastier. The end of the landscape, when it is ready for harvesting, has a brush shape characteristic of the artist. If you leave it alone, the inverted drop shape begins to swell, turning into a round, prickly flower. But if you harvest early, the shallots will be a fantastic bonus to grow these plants!

Tubular leaves can also be harvested, they are slightly softer than those of green onions or scallops. I would prefer to leave them in place, as they provide an excellent identifier when the shallots are approaching harvest, but some shallots cut early in life will not harm the plant.

If your shallot blooms successfully, don’t expect the seeds it forms to be viable. Most varieties of shallots have been cultivated to the point of not producing viable seeds.

Types of shallots

Although all varieties of shallots grow in the same way, there are different options. Some shallot bulbs are reddish in color with an appearance ranging from red to reddish-brown. Some of them are real brown, and others-gray.

We often call these different species the French red, the French gray or the “potato onions” for their brownish variety. For some, shades of gray are considered “real shallot” when other species are less desirable. The French especially like shades of gray for fine cuisine.

Popular varieties include Allium oschaninii, or “French gray”, which is considered softer and creamier in texture; Allium CEPA “French red”, which is common in the American market; Allium CEPA “Dutch yellow”, “a variety of potato onions” with a golden yellow skin; and Allium CEPA “Ambition” with distinctly purple flesh and red skin.

Planting shallots

Since the seeds are rarely, if ever, viable, the shallots are planted out of the package. These kits are dried shallots, easy to transplant, often small in size and easy to put in the ground.

Shallots, which are usually planted in the fall, are an excellent crop for cool weather. This does not mean that they tolerate a little heat poorly, so if you plant them in early spring, you can also succeed. In fact, some can grow two crops if planted in early spring and early fall if they are in a suitable climate! But usually people plant shallots after the summer until early autumn, when the weather starts to change.

You need a bed with a very well-drained loose soil, filled with a lot of valuable organic materials. Whenever possible, it should receive full sun, but can also tolerate shade in the hottest places of the day.

Plant only the base of each set so that the pointed tip is visible just above the soil surface. Make sure the soil is loose enough for the plant to expand as it grows! Space the plants about 6 inches apart to ensure good bulb development. If you get closer, you risk moving the plants.

Care

Now that you know how to plant shallots, how about growing them? Let’s take a look at some of the best methods for growing shallots correctly.

Watering and humidity

Providing your shallot with about 1 inch of water per week is usually a good guide. The soil should remain evenly and evenly moist. Water should not accumulate on the surface, and excess should drain easily.

Immersion tubes and mulching can reduce the frequency of watering, but they still need enough moisture to grow healthy bulbs.

Floor

A rich, well-drained soil with a lot of organic matter is perfect for your shallots. It should contain enough organic matter to easily retain moisture. Worms, composted manure aged in a state such as horse or cow manure, or herbal compost containing the moisture available for the bulbs.

Bulbs cannot grow from too hard clay. When planting, make sure that your nutrient medium is loose. Mulch the shallots to prevent the growth of weeds, as weeds can interfere with the development of the bulbs.

The pH of the soil should be relatively neutral. The ideal pH is between 6.0 and 6.8, but the shallots will maintain a slightly higher or lower pH for a short time.

Fertilizers

Much of the fertility that your bulbs need depends on the preparation of the soil. If there is a lot of organic matter in the soil, they will grow well without additional help. At most, a diluted fish emulsion can be used monthly to provide an additional peak in nitrogen content, but this is not necessary if you are well prepared.

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