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Allium oschaninii 'French Gourmet'


Allium oschaninii 'French Gourmet' is a small, round shallot with yellow papery skin.

Allium oschaninii 'French Gourmet' is commonly referred to as a shallot. A relative of the onion and garlic, it offers a versatile and gastronomical blend of both sweet and savory in many cuisines. The flavour is more refined with a slightly stronger flavour than onions. Pungent when raw but mild, sweet and rich when cooked. Use raw, cooked, fried and boiled. Plant sets in spring for a late summer harvest. If scapes (flowering stems) should appear, snip off before flowering and use fresh as they themselves are very delicious. Shallots are a small bulb with multiple cloves and golden, papery skins with green tops that reach up to 18 inches tall.

Common Name: Shallot - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and fields from 1500-2500 metres.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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