Camelot Shallot Seeds

Camelot Shallot Seeds


125 days. Add color and a gourmet depth of flavor to your cuisine routine with this gorgeous red shallot. Slightly flattened globe-shaped bulbs are 3 inches across and 2 inches long. Extremely versatile in the kitchen, Camelot adds a rich, subtle onion taste that cannot be duplicated.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 100 seeds per 1/2 gram.
  • ON538/S
  • 1/2 gram
  • $4.95

  • ON538/P
  • 2 grams
  • $13.15

  • ON538/B
  • 1/4 oz
  • $34.55
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Soil Temp for Germ.Seed DepthSeed SpacingThin Plants ToMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/2 gramSeeds per 1/4 oz
50-85°F1/2"1/2-3/4"2-4"75%1 year≈ 1007

Allium cepa, Aggregatum Group

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Shallots prefer light, sandy, loamy soils
• Apply 1/4-1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, 1-2 inches below transplant or seed

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Onion thrips and maggots
Insect control: Monterey B.t. or Neem oil
Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• As bulbs approach maturity, withhold water so protective paper can form
• Bulbs are ready to harvest when leaves have turned yellow and fall over
• Cure in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting shallots
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Oct 18, 2012  |  By Priscilla Bode
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These were wonderful - great germination rate and we harvested a barrow load of 2"-3", sometimes double or triple, bulbs. And the taste is sublime. Best shallots we have ever grown and will grow them every year!