Common Name: Shallot Purplette
Botanical Name: Allium fistulosum Purplette
Seed Count: 100
Shallot Purplette, Allium fistulosum Purplette: An odourless, purple to red skinned, early maturing mini onion ideal for salads. May be harvested young for shallots or at golf ball size as a mini onion. Turns a lovely pink shade when cooked or pickled. Ideally suited to Australia’s cooler regions. Likes well drained soil, sunny position and matures in approximately 60 days. (Unable to send to TAS)
Sow seeds direct outside, from Feb– Oct. when temperatures are between 8– 30 degrees C. Sow thinly in rows about 20-30 cm apart, with 2-3 cm spacings. Lightly cover with fine soil. Thin out when about 10 cm high leaving about 5 cm between the bulbs. Seeds can also be grown indoors in trays and transplanted outside after the last frost. Plant at 4 week intervals for a continuous supply.