Common Name: Shallot
Species: cepa Aggregatum Group
Cultivar: 'Hative de Niort'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist
Shallots are popular for their distinctive flavour, and are easy to grow. 'Hative de Niort' is popular among exhibition growers as well as cooks. It produces excellent, uniform bulbs. Plant shallot sets in rows 30cm (12in) wide and 23cm (9in) between bulbs. When the leaves turn yellow, lift the shallots and allow them to dry in the sun. Store in a cool, dry, frost-free place.
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