The Best for Long-Day and Semi Long-Day Climates!
Up to 20 shallots from every seed!
Species: cepa var aggregatum
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Days to Maturity: 100
Fruit Color: Brown
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 8 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Pest Fighter
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Summer,Late Summer,Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Sandy
(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
100 days from transplanting.
This French shallot is a terrific choice for mildly flavored, heavy-bearing crops! Especially useful in long growing seasons (the south and west), it sets teardrop-shaped bulbs of pure white enclosed in reddish-brown skins. Dependable and very productive, it’s the one to grow for gourmet flavor and great holding ability.
Ambition is easy to grow, with very high yields of firm, uniform 2-inch bulbs that contain the most delectable flavor. It was one of the first developed for growing from seed, and you can see the quality in every plant! Expect nearly 2 dozen shallots from every seedling you transplant!
Start the seeds indoors in late winter or sow directly into loose, sandy soil in spring. Onions are heavy feeders, so work compost into the planting area several weeks or more before planting Ambition. If you are sowing seeds directly into the soil, set them about ?-inch deep and 1 inch apart, then thin to 6 inches apart. Water the seeds or transplants in well, and keep the plants well watered all season, until about a week before it’s time to harvest.
Ambition is ready to harvest when its green tops are about 8 inches high. Gently pull the plants up by hand, setting them on their side to rest for several days. Then bring them indoors and cure for at least 2 weeks. When all signs of green growth are gone from the plant, the bulbs are ready to be trimmed and stored in a dry, cool location.
If you like, grow extra Ambition shallots and save some of the mature bulbs for replanting next spring! Ambition stores well, without loss of flavor or texture. Pkt is 100 seeds.