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Shallot Zebrune

Description

Zebrune seeds produce long shallots also known as banana shallots. They have a good resistance to bolting. Produces long brown bulbs which are tinged with pink. They are best grown on well-drained soil in a lovely sunny location.

Product Part Number: 14199

Pack Size: 150 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £2.10

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When to sow
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When to Sow Zebrune Shallots

February to April

Where to Sow

Early sowing can be made underglass in modules, sow 1-2 seeds per module on the surface of seed sowing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling or vermiculite or compost, and place at a temperature of 14°C. Outdoor sowings can be made in April, sow seed thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, with rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart.

What to do next

Greenhouse sown modules can be moved to a cold frame in April to harden off before planting outside 5cm (2in) apart. Outdoor sowings can be thinned to the same distance as above. Thinnings can be eaten as spring onions.

Harvest

September to October

Handy Tip

Feed as soon as the bulbs start to swell after the longest day with a high nitrogen feed, followed by another feed 5 weeks later.

Nutritional Values

High in Vitamin C, Potassium, Fibre, Folic Acid, Calcium and Iron.
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