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Shallot Seed 'Matador'

Image of Shallot Matador
Image of Shallot Matador
Image of Shallot Matador

Allium cepa (Aggregatum Group) 'Matador'

  • Consistently produces heavy crops of uniform quality bulbs.
  • Thick brown skins protect the pure white flesh below.
  • Very crisp.
  • F1 Hybrid.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 90 seeds.

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GBP1 or more £2.95 each
Qty:
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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One of the best varieties of Shallot to grow from seed, Matador consistently produces heavy crops of quality bulbs. The thick reddish brown skin protects the pure white flesh beneath - which is gorgeously crisp and richly flavoured.

Stores very well - and can keep right through to Spring of the following year.

  • Sow March to early May (not before) in seed trays or module trays under protection.
  • Provide a minimum germination temperature of 50°F (10°C), but ideally closer to 60°F (16°C).
  • Set out when large enough to handle 8" (20 cm) apart in rows 8" (20 cm).
  • Top Tips
  • Avoid planting out after the first week in June as bulbs will not mature properly from such late plantings.
  • Keep weed free at all times.
  • Avoid over-watering, but water thoroughly in warm dry spells.
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