Substitute for Ambition Shallot
Germ 5-10 days
A fine shallot for growing, especially during the Summer in the North. This one isn’t really designed for “short day” conditions. Provides nice sized bulb (2”) 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.