Onion Sets – Shallots Jermor (red)
Shallots – Jermor
This is one of the best flavoured shallots. It produces elongated red bulbs – a French longue type. The bulbs are copper skinned with a whitish pink flesh. Also an excellent exhibition variety .
Planting: late February to early April
Spacing: 25cm x 25cm
The very best for flavour, Jermor is a true French longue type, bred in the southern Rhone valley. The copper skinned bulbs have a crisp, pink flesh, tinged white. It is a very popular exhibition variety, but it is equally popular in the kitchen for its excellent sweet taste. Stores well.
Sweeter and milder than onions, shallots have twice the amount of vitamin C and are also rich in vitamins A, B and E. They are invaluable in sauces, dressings, and salads, and notice how often TV chefs use them.