Every purchase supports the work of the RHS


  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

shallot 'Red Sun'

red shallot sets

12 sets £3.99
£11.97 £9.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Set size: 7/14

    Often regarded as the best red-skinned variety, it produces bumper yields of crisp, white fleshed bulbs that have a really good flavour. It is perfect for cooking, pickling, or eating raw in salads or for pickling. They store quite well too! Sets are the easiest way to grow shallots in the garden, and will mature faster than those grown from seed. Plant very early in the season, in mid-February if possible, in a sunny position. Allow shallots room to splay out and produce clusters of bulbs.

    Garden care: Plant this red shallot from December to April, 3cm deepand 12cm apart. On average shallots take approx 26 weeks to mature.
Goes well with...