I've just read your little thing about being organic or not on your website and I'd like to congratulate you on being such a breath of fresh air! I'm a keen gardener and also a geneticist and I get so frustrated with the way people who know nothing about things confuse matters by using scientific terms incorrectly. "Organic" is a prime example of this, and it's wonderful that there are still people out there who will not jump on the PC bandwagon and are willing to stand up and put something honest out there for all to see! You cannot imagine how impressed I am with you, congratulations and a big heartfelt "thank you"!
Beth Gibson, Ickleton, Cambs.
As the smaller, less pungent members of the onion family, shallots are a brilliantly simple and easy crop to grow at home, or on the allotment.
Although shallot sets and seeds require a relatively long growing period, because of their compact nature, they can also be interplanted with faster-growing crops to maximise veg plot space, and can be easily grown in large containers.
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.
Large yellow skinned bulbs have a mild flavour making them ideal for salads. Reliable and heavy yielding. Excellent resistance to bolting.
Supplied as approximately 500g of shallot sets.
Probably the earliest of all shallots. A Dutch red variety that produces a heavy crop of smaller bulbs. Rich and intense in flavour.
Supplied as approximately 500g of shallot sets