Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
90-120 (Spring/Summer), 90-120 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Shallots are very hardy and can even survive the winter outdoors in northern states, if protected by mulch.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Long days

Shallots grow best in cool to warm temperatures. They do well in the long days of spring and early summer, and should be ready to harvest in the mid to late summer.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
40°F

Soil temperature should not exceed 50º for the first month after the shallot is planted.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Moderate

Shallots are somewhat drought tolerant, but need evenly moist soil for best production. If the soil dries out it will affect your crop.

Feeder
Moderate

Moderate nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous. This is a variety of onion and has pretty much the same needs.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Shallots can be grown in containers, so long as they have good drainage and a large pot (at least 12" deep).

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Red Skin
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
4.0-8.0"
Hardiness Zone
2-14
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Great mild yet rich onion flavor; mid-size shallot.