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Shallot Matador F1
Shallots can be used in a variety of dishes. They are really delicious when put whole into a casserole in the winter months.
Growing from seed allows each seed to became a shallot therefore there is no need to break up at harvest time. Matador Shallots give a very high yield of globe shaped bulbs with a deep red colour. This hybrid variety is slightly larger than standard shallots.
Product Part Number: 14200
When to sow
When to Sow Matador F1 Shallot Seeds
February to April
Where to Sow
Early sowing can be made under glass 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. Thinning's can be eaten as spring onions.
September to October
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.
High in Vitamin C, Potassium, Fibre, Folic Acid, Calcium and Iron.