Mckenzie Seed Shallots are for greens
I went out to Rona the other day to find something to plant. The weather has been so wonderful. I hastily grabbed a bag of McKenzie Seeds shallot bulbs; always wanted to grow them. Got a little section of the garden prepared, and had the kids plant them for me. It was a few days later when I read and then re-read the packaging.
The front of the packaging mentions "gourmet", yet the back speaks of "the first green harvest of the garden". I wanted mild, bulbs; french type shallots, not multiplier onion greens. I emailed McKenzie seeds:
Posted To: CustomerService@mckenzieseeds.com
What species are your shallot sets? Are they true shallots, to be grown for their mild bulbs or are they multiplier onions, grown for the tops? I'm concerned, because the package I bought says they are the first green crop to be harvested from the garden.
Species name would be very helpful.
here's the pathetic response:
The shallots are grown for their tops.
Thank you for your inquiry.
--- needless to say I was more than disappointed. I'll be digging them up and returning them to Rona.
By the way, I also called the 1-800 number and ended up speaking with Tina. Not much help there again. She did say that they would look into their packaging. Not even a sorry. I'll be staying away from McKenzie Seeds this year.