Down here they call 'em shallots

bigoledude(SE Louisiana)January 12, 2009

Here in SE Louisiana, just about everyone I know calls EVERY scallion-like onion "Shallots". I'm gonna buy some dry bulbs in what the feed-store owner calls simply "white or red shallots". These bulbs start to multiply rather quickly after planting. Do real shallots multiply?

We use the entire "green onion" to cook with. And, we use a lot of them in just about everything we cook. I don't know of anyone who uses the dry bulb to cook with.

I also have seed packets of an "Evergreen Bunching Onion". Will these multiply? Will these make dry bulbs like the "shallots? Do they taste the same?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bloosquall(Wa 6)

hey Big,

Yes shallots do multiply, I'm not exactly sure what happens underground but I do know that I should have 500 of them this summer after planting 104 last fall. I don't know anything about onions.

bloosqualls garlic farm

    Bookmark   January 12, 2009 at 11:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shebear(z8 NCentralTex)

Evergreen bunching onions are like those green onions you find in bunches in the supermarket. Sometimes they're called scallions. Shallots are like garlic but the bulbs are bigger. They make a bulb that's divided into cloves. Then there are pearl onions....they develop small bulbs that get a paper skin. And finally there are potato onions. They multiply into small round groups of onions and have a papery skin.

Oh I forgot, there are Egyptian walking onions too. Sometimes called topset or walking onions. They look like potato onions but they grow baby onions on top of the green stalks.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2009 at 5:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The evergreen hardy bunching onions should divide in the spring once they have overwintered for one season. That's my understanding anyway- I haven't had a chance to grow them yet, but I have ordered the seeds for this year.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 9:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What garlics to start with
I grew some supermarket garlic this spring - it didn't...
Newbie to garlic growing
I would like to try a variety of bulbs this fall. Anyone...
why are my shallots soo small
I planted really nice sized shallots last fall. I would...
Do oriental alliums (globe master, etc) have flimsy leaves?
it has been raining pretty good and none of my other...
dislike the new format, how about you?
YUCK, do not care for the new format. Had a ton of...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™