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AMBITION

AMBITION

SEED

$4.95
$4.95

Product Description:

120 days. A traditional globe-shaped shallot, but with a slightly higher shoulder like a French Shallot, and rust-colored skin. Bulbs measure 1 ½–2 inches across and have an ivory-white flesh. Once harvested, they’ll store up to 1 year. The delicate flavor of Ambition will be a welcome addition to your kitchen repertoire. Adapted to 40–60° latitude.
Soil Temp for Germ 50–85°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing ½–¾"
Thin Plants to 2–4"
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 200
Seed Life 1 year

Allium cepa, Aggregatum Group

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Shallots prefer light, sandy, loamy soils
• Apply 1/4-1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, 1-2 inches below transplant or seed

Direct Sowing
• Thin to the strongest plant when 4-5 inches

Transplanting
• Sow up to 10-12 seeds in a 4-6 inch pot
• If tops reach over 5 inches before transplant, cut to 3 inches
• When planting out carefully separate the seedlings and place in a shallow trench
• Fill trench around seedlings and water in well

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Onion thrips and maggots
• Insect control: Monterey B.t. or Neem oil
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• As bulbs approach maturity, withhold water so protective paper can form
• Bulbs are ready to harvest when leaves have turned yellow and fall over
• Cure in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting shallots



Shallot Bulbs

Bulbs per pound: Approximately 15–30, unless otherwise noted.

Culture
• Shallots thrives in rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Work in 1 inch layer of compost, 1/2 cup of bone meal, 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• When spring growth begins: water to keep the soil slightly moist, and fertilize with Age Old Grow or TSC's Complete fertilizer
• As harvest approaches: water less to avoid molding or staining
• Our shallot varieties are adapted to 36-55° latitude

Direct Sowing
• Plant the root ends down and cover with 1/2 inch of soil and mulch with clean straw or leaves to 4 inches
• Bulb Spacing: 6-8"
• Row Spacing: 12"

Harvest & Storage
• Bulbs are ready to harvest when leaves have turned yellow and fall over
• Standard yield for shallots is about 4-5 times the amount planted
• Cure shallots like onions: in a warm (75-80°F), shaded, well-ventilated location until outer skin and necks are dry
• Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
• Check occasionally and immediately remove any sprouting or rotting shallots

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