Storing shallots

Shallots keep well in a cool room.

Shallot braids are a warm homely decoration for kitchens and dining rooms. Certified shallot plants with their larger and smoother bulbs are both a feast for the eye and the palate!

After harvest, shallots are braided like garlic, tied in bunches or packed in crates, and stored in a dry ventilated room. Grey shallots can be stored up until December and pink shallots up until April-May.

Shop-bought shallots have sometimes been refrigerated: in which case they will rapidly start germinating, leaving only a flat empty bulb. This is not the case for home-grown certified shallots, which keep very well.

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