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Shallots, Dutch Yellow

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Shallots have a rich and sweet flavor that lends a distinctive touch to many dishes.

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Very expensive to buy in stores, they're so easy to grow that you can use them lavishly. Plant in spring (fall in the South) and harvest in fall or plant in fall to overwinter for spring use. Space sets 12" apart. 10 sets will plant a 10 ft. row.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-120 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

30-35 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Days To Maturity
90-120 days
Fruit Size
2 inches
Full Sun
12 inches
30-35 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
3 inches
Life Cycle
Shallots, Dutch Yellow is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Thriving It is still midsummer here and they are still thriving. Can't wait to taste the bulb, meanwhile I use the leaves for seasoning and they are scrumptious.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from TASTY! I ordered these early this past spring. Literally HALF of what I got were ROTTEN. :( The half that wasn't grew DELICIOUS magnificent shallots. Different from the regular reddish colored ones in the grocery store, a little more intense, but much milder than a regular onion. I am ordering these again to overwinter, because the flavor is quit divine... just HOPING that more than half my order comes NOT rotten this time.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shallots! Planted these last spring--grew great. Yielded nearly 100%. Taste great, keep well. Still have some in the basement from last fall (now February). Originally ordered the red variety, but Burpee sent these as a replacement since there was a crop failure. So happy, will continue to order these instead!
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Everything grew but these The bulbs were healthy when they arrived and I planted them in spring per instructions and kept them and the whole garden watered but these died. At first they all sprouted beautifully but one by one they all died. Not sure why. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2011-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, Delicious, Subtle The wonderful subtle flavor you find in shallots minus the cost you pay at the store. Very easy to grow. I planted these in Oct. in central MN, mulched with 6-8 inches of leaves and hoped they would survive the harsh winter. They began peaking thru the leaves even before the snow hit. I harvested them in late July, braided them and have them hanging in my basement. This year I will plant both a fall and spring crop to harvest in midsummer and in fall.
Date published: 2008-08-18
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