A fine shallot for growing especially during the summer in the North. This one isn't really designed for "short day" conditions. Provides a nice sized bulb, 2 inches and very high yields. With the reddish brown skin and high-rounded shape it looks like a big nut. Shallots from seed are a bargain and Ambition will address a large cross-section of possible uses. 100 seeds.
Indoors - 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 degrees. Plant in flats 1/4" deep, 1/4" apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6" apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings should be about a pencil thick in size at planting time.
Outdoors - Sow lightly, 1/4" deep early spring. Thin to 2-6" apart.
Harvest - Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when tops fall over and skin develops. Cure them by drying them until the neck is dry, out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them.
Tips - Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water, 1" per week for optimum growth.