Red Sun is arguably the best red shallot. It is a deep red coloured variety of good size producing 5 or 6 crisp, white fleshed shallots from each set that have an excellent flavour both raw and when cooked. This particular shallot is ideal for pickling and best sown from early April.
Sets: 9 - 12 Sets per pack (Price 250g packs)
Planting: December to March
Harvesting: June / July
Where to Sow
Plant sets just below the surface 15-20cm apart along the row and spaced 30-45cm between the rows.
What to do Next
Harvest should follow as soon as the plants bend over, in the following three weeks, no later. Dig carefully under the plants with a fork or spade, lift the onions and hang or place in trays in a warm, dry place – a conservatory, glass house, poly tunnel or open covered area with free air movement.