** CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUT OF CANADA **
Only available between July and November every year.
A true Quebec heritage treasure, Saint-Anne shallots is a perennial alliaceae. It effortlessly survives our Quebec winters, well-tucked under the snow cover.
It starts growing very early in the spring, and can be eaten at that point as green onions. Afterwards, it starts multiplying and the leaves begin to dry out. It should be harvested on June 24th, on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. Then it should be left to dry completely indoors, in order to eat it as much as to replant it on Saint-Anne Day, on July 26th. It will start growing again and storing energy for the winter. When spring returns, it all starts again!
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Package: 6 to 8 small shallots from the spring. Due to the risks of mail shipping, we prefer to send them early in the spring, when they still germinate easily. They must be planted as soon as received, either indoors in pots or outdoors if it is later than mid-May.
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Latin name : Allium ascalonicum
Common names : Saint-Anne shallots
French : Échalotes de Saint-Anne
Family : Liliaceae
Plant type : Bulbous, perennial
Habit : Erect
Height : 30 cm
Width : 10 cm
Days to maturity : This perennial shallot is eaten like green onions if harvested in the spring, and as French shallot if harvested around St-Jean-Baptiste Day. It can therefore be ready for harvest the first spring after planting.
Sowing : Plant in the garden as soon as received for the first year. Usually, they are planted on Sainte-Anne Day, on July 26th.
Depth : About 2 cm
Germination : N/A
Soil : Rich and well-drained
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : Harvest on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, on June 24th, and leave to dry until Sainte-Anne Day, on July 26th. Then, replant the onions you want to propagate, and eat the others!
Plant spacing : 10-15 cm
Row spacing : 30 cm
Watering : Normal
Care and other considerations : This shallow has no issues with Quebec winters, well protected under the snow. However it does not keep so well indoors.
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- Nous nous engageons à remplacer tout sachet de semences qui poserait problème.
- La germination ne dépend pas uniquement de la qualité de nos semences, mais nous sommes prêts à vous conseiller si vous éprouvez des problèmes.