Whole shallots resemble small onions, and should be peeled before eating. See more pictures of shallots & shallots recipes.

The shallot is a very hardy biennial onion that is grown as an annual. Shallot plants grow 8 inches tall in a clump with narrow green leaves; they look very much like small onions. The roots are very shallow and fibrous, and mature bulbs are about 1/2 inch in diameter. The small bulbs have a more delicate flavor than regular onions.

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Common Name: Shallot

Scientific Name: Allium cepa

Hardiness: Very Hardy (will survive first frost)

In the next section, we'll show you how to grow shallots in your vegetable garden.

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