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Ambition produces abundant, small coppery-red teardrop shaped bulbs. Shallots are like an elegant, cultured cousin to onions - with a more subtle flavour and sweetness, especially when caramelised. Delicious chopped raw into salads and dressings and a delight in sauces, soups and stews. They store exceptionally well.
Sow in rows, direct where they are to grow, or in seed trays of Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Thin out seedlings to 10cm apart, when large enough to handle.
Grow in fertile soil in a sunny well-drained position. Apply Yates® Thrive® Soluble Fertiliser regularly and keep seedlings well watered. Make successive sowings every few weeks. Protect from snails and slugs. Harvest in Midsummer, when the leaves have withered back to the neck of the bulb, and leave shallots lying on the soil for a couple of days to dry out.
Store shallots in netting bags or tied into strings in a cool, airy place.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct Sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
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Allium cepa var. Aggregatum