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Allium ascalonicum

Shallot

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Allium ascalonicum (Shallot). Also known as Allium cepa var. aggregatum, this is a perennial bulbous plant with small bulbs of various colours ranging from purple to white to pink to yellow, with mid green, narrow leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Vegetable

Other common names

Scallion

Origin

C. S.E Asia

Interest and use

A milder tasting kind of onion.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in late summer.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets, by seed in autumn or by division of clumps (spring flowering varieties in late summer and summer flowering varieties in spring).

Pests, diseases or disorders

Onion flies and onion eelworms.

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