Shallot Red Sun
10 per pack
Character: High yielding shallot with very uniform bulbs. Mild flavour, ideal for salads. One of the best red-skinned varieties, it produces bumper crops of crisp, white fleshed bulbs with a really good flavour for cooking, salads or pickling. Good storage variety. Shallots are bulb-shaped, with copper, reddish, or gray skin. They look like a small, elongated onion, but have a milder flavour with a hint of garlic.
From the outside, a shallot looks a bit like a misshapen red onion, but once you peel it, you will see that instead of rings, it divides into cloves like garlic does. Small shallot bulbs will have two to three individual cloves and large shallots can have up to six cloves. Each clove is flat on one side and rounded on the other.
Planting: March / May Harvesting: August / September.
A member of the onion family, but formed more like garlic than onions. Shallots are valued for their mild onion flavor, and can be used in the same manner as onions. A shallot looks like a small, elongated onion with a copper, reddish, or gray skin. When peeled, shallots separate into into cloves like garlic.
The flavour of a shallot is much milder and sweeter than that of an onion, so if a recipe specifies shallots, substituting onions won’t give the same results. Their lower water content means they need to be cooked more gently than onions.
There are about 35 shallots in a kilo.