Shallots Henry’s Flowering


SHIPMENT DATE: APRIL – MAY ONWARDS WHILE STOCKS LAST (Garlic Onions and Strawberries are all sent once a year in April) Orders received will be placed on a first come first serve basis. 

Family: ALLIACEA (Amaryllidaceae)(Amaryllidaceae)Genus & Species: Allium cepa

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Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Southland
Quantity: 6 to 8 bulbs depending on size

Description: Gifted by Dawn Deaker to Henry Harrington and then to Koanga. These are unusual shallots which form seed heads above each shallot and also form lovely big hard shallots which keep well. Sometimes they do not flower and sometimes only some flower but most usually do! If you pick off the flower stalks the onions will be twice as big. Save the biggest for seed and eat the rest.

Planting Instructions: Do best in light soils with good drainage and need a sunny position. Enrich soil with well rotted manure, compost, lime and Nature’s Garden prior to planting. Plant bulb just below the soil from May to July at 17cm diagonal spacings. They benefit from a weed suppressant mulch.

More planting information here