French Grey Shallot Seed (Organic)

Allium oschaninii. 270 days (fall planted from bulbs as pictured).

We fell in love with the French Grey Shallot when we grew them to add diversity to our winter CSA share. They instantly became one of our favorite Alliums in the kitchen, as they have a very fine flavor that adds a lovely touch to almost any dish. Shallots are widely used not only in French, Indian, and Thai food, but also Central Asian cooking, where they reportedly grow wild. These shallots have a hard skin that can be difficult to peel, but underneath their rough exterior lies a heart of gold; this is an appropriate cliché to describe the French Grey Shallot (even though the “heart” is white and purple). French Grey Shallots are a true shallot, meaning they are only propagated vegetatively and never from true seed. For a great background on shallots in general check out this article on The Shallot Wars. Also known as Echalote grise Griselle.

French Grey Shallot bulb size is 1/2″ minimum, up to 2″; 25-35 bulbs per lb.

Seed produced by Adaptive Seeds near Sweet Home, Oregon.

No international orders.

Please note Garlic and Shallots will begin shipping the week of September 18, 2023.


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