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Shallot seeds/question?

Posted by rustico_2009 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 11:08

Looking to see if anyone know where to get shallot seeds to grow transplants in Southern California. I planted a couple of pounds of bulbs from Peaceful Valley Farms and the grew extremely nice plants but did not bulb up.

I learned a few years ago that onion bulbs like this don't bulb up at our latitudes but thought it was different with shallots.

One of the vendors at our farmers markets say the sell them from nursery bought transplants and get one shallot per transplant instead of a clump. I live too far from town to drive around collecting transplants from nurseries and wonder if anyone would know where to buy seed that works in Southern California. I checked with some online vendors and what they have won't work here.


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RE: Shallot seeds/question?

Hmmm... I grew shallots last spring that I purchased from Gurney's and they bulbed up very nicely.

I live in the Antelope Valley..

And I've seen shallots for sale at Lowes.. I was thinking about purchasing a bag of them.

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