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Shallot Banana Zebrune Seeds

Shallot Banana Zebrune Seeds

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Shallot Banana Zebrune - Irish Plants Direct
 
This is reliable shallot that has long brown bulbs that are tinged slightly pink with a crisp texture and good flavour.
A good disease resistant variety
 
Seed qty 150
 
☀️ Sow March - April
☀️ Germination 14 - 21 days
☀️ Loam or sandy that's alkaline or neutral 
☀️ Harvest September - October 
☀️ Companion Plants Carrots, beetroot, lettuce, leeks and brassicas
Do not plant with beans, peas and asparagus
☀️ When the bulbs are mature the foliage turns yellow and falls over leave for 2 weeks then lift with a fork. Dry the onions by speading then out. It can take up to three weeks for the bulbs to dry. Store in trays or nets in a cool well lit place for winter use
☀️ A good source of vitamin C
☀️ Use in many everyday dishes
 
Onions need a well drained sunny site that has been well dug in autumn adding plenty of compost or well rotted manure. Onions do not grow well in acidic soil so adding lime maybe necessary. Apply a general fertiliser a week before planting.
 
Sow in February under cloches or direct outside in March - April. Sowing the seed sparingly in drills 1.5cm deep and 15cm between rows. Thin the seedlings in 2 stages when the seedlings have straightened up thin to 5cm between plants then to 30cm apart.
 
Make sure the onions are kept well watered during dry spells.
Feed as soon as the bulbs begin to swell. 
The thinnings can be used as spring onions. 
 
 
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