Shallots

Saffron Shallot Seed

Saffron Shallot Seed

ON539

100 days. This one's a keeper! Saffron has a pale yellow interior with bright coppery skin, and has an exceptional shelf life. Especially suited for growing from seed. It's a northern variety, adapted for latitudes 35-65°, or Tennessee to Alaska.

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   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 100 seeds per 1/2 gram.
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Allium cepa, Aggregatum Group
CULTURE: Shallots prefer well dug, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter and lots of sun. Seeds can be sown outdoors in the spring when soil temperatures are above 50°F. Sow seed 1/2 inch deep and 1/2-3/4inches apart. Thin seedlings to 2-3 inches. Each seed will usually produce a single shallot that can be harvested in summer when the tops begin to fall and turn brown. Our shallot varieties are adapted to 36-55° latitude, unless otherwise noted.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 1 year. Approximately 100 seeds per 1/2 gram, 7 grams per 1/4 ounce.