Nero Shallots Hybrid Onion Sets

A Long-Day to Intermediate/Day-Neutral Type | Adaptable For Any Region, Except the Deep South
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Features to Note


4 - 8

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 8
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Days to Maturity: 90 to 120

Nero Shallots Hybrid Onion Sets, a hybrid shallot variety, is a bulb vegetable. The plant produces traditional globe-shaped bulbs. The bulbs are 1½ to 2 inches in diameter with red to copper skin, white flesh, and a mild, sweet onion flavor and a fine texture. Use fresh, cooked, or pickle in vinegar and brine. Cured shallots will store for several months. Shallot greens are also used as garnish for soups and sauces. They are rich in minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and nitrogen.

Nero Shallot is a member of the onion family (Alliaceae). It produces a fleshy, leafy shoot above ground.

Shallots prefer full sun and weed-free, well-drained, sandy limey soil. Heavy feeders, they require plenty of fertilizer and water, at least 1 inch of water per week. A 20-20-20 fertilizer promotes root development. Plant bulblets 4 to 6 inches apart with root end down and tapered end up, facing the sun, and cover with soil except the very tip. Shallots spaced farther apart will tend to multiply; spaced closer, they will produce single bulbs. Plant on single rows as close as 1 to 2 feet apart or on double rows with drip irrigation in the middle.

p>Onion sets are small onion bulbs grown in the previous season. The partially formed bulbets are around ¾ inch in diameter, making them easier to plant than seed. They develop into full-size bulbs quickly after planting, in approximately 3½ months. Sets tend to produce stronger, more vigorous plants compared to seed, ensuring larger yields.


Genus: Allium
Species: cepa var. aggergatum
Variety: Nero
Item Form: Bulb
Category: Vegetables
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Bloom Season End: Late Spring
Bloom Color: White
Habit: Upright
Days To Maturity: 120
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Cuisine
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, ID, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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