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Shallot Seeds

Shallot Seeds (Zebrune)

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Shallot Seeds - Description

  • Pack of Shallot Seeds
  • Variety: Zebrune
  • Seeds Per Pack: 150 Seeds
  • Produces Reddish Brown Bulbs
  • Long Torpedo Shaped Bulbs
  • Good Resistance to Bolting

Shallot Seed - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow: March to April
  • Harvest: Late Summer
  • An open sunny site with good drainage is best
  • Remember to water gently is soil is dry
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Shallot Seed - Uses

  • Great when used raw in salads
  • Perfect for cooking
  • Ideal for the restaurant trade

Shallot Seed - Advantages

  • Shallots can be expensive so growing your own is ideal
  • Easy to grow
  • Bolt resistant
  • An absolute gem for cooking with


  • Sowing Instructions (Indoors)
  • How to Transplant
  • Sowing Instructions (Outside)
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions (Indoors)

  • Shallots can be started from seeds or bulb sets
  • Sowing Time: Seeds can be sown under glass in late winter & early spring
  • Sowing Location: In 3 inch pots or in seed trays, two seeds per tray cell, thin to one later
  • Sow using a general potting compost and perlite mix at 3:1
  • Water soil well before sowing, and keep pots or trays moist at all times

How to Transplant

  • Transplant outdoors from mid March onwards once the seedlings are large enough to handle
  • Space seedlings 10 to 15cm apart in rows 20cm apart

Sowing Instructions (Outdoors)

  • Shallots are hardy
  • Sowing Time: Mostly sown outdoors from February to March for a late summer harvest
  • Sowing Location: A sunny site
  • Soil: A free draining and light soil is most suitable
  • Dig & manure your soil the previous autumn if possible
  • Make sure to remove any stones, weeds & weed roots while preparing soil
  • Lightly rake growing area and then prepare drills
  • Prepaing the drill: Create a drill 1cm deep, sow seeds thinly or 3 or 4 every 15 cm
  • Lightly press seeds into the base of this drill, close drill with soil & water well

Crop Maintenance

  • Before sowing it is recommended that you add a general fertiliser such as growmore or poultry manure
  • Thin seedlings once they have developed 2 leaves
  • Dispose of all thinnings to avoid attracting the onion fly
  • Spacing is important. Close spacing for smaller onions and wider spacing for larger shallots
  • Keep shallots watered
  • Weed regularly


  • Shallots are different from onions in that one shallot blub will split into many similar sized bulbs while an onion bulb will just grow larger without splitting
  • Wait for foliage to turn yellow and begin to die back
  • Water well one week before harvesting
  • Use a garden fork to lift the bulbs from the soil to break the roots
  • The following week, harvest crops by pulling from soil
  • Like onions: On a dry day place your shallots out in the sun
  • Depending on the size of your shallots and weather conditions it can take up to 4 weeks for them to dry


  • For short term storage place in your fridge
  • Can be stored for up to 7 months in a cool dry place, where humidity is low

Pests and Disease

  • Susceptible to bolting, where the shallot rushes to produce a flower in dry weather
  • Onion Fly: Not common, but can cause severe damage to crops
  • Notice by crops turning yellow and witling early
  • Cause: The onion fly lays eggs and the larve from these eggs burrow into bulbs


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  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
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  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

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  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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