Growing Shallots, also Eschalots

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11 Feb 23 Elaine (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Just wondering where I can get grey shallots in NZ South Island? I've read they are the best.
26 Feb 23 Kevin (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Sometimes called French shallots try Trademe sometimes
13 Feb 23 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Best to find someone who grows them which could be very difficult. I have researched about shallots so much 60-80 hrs. I have grown them for 40+years. I have the ones that are purple skin when harvested and then have a brown outer skin after maturing. I planted 50 three weeks ago and 100+ this morning. Asian ladies buy them to use in sauces. I keep bulbs from one year for the next year planting. I'm in Qld Australia. Try looking on the internet for seed selling sites.
02 Jan 24 ET (New Zealand - temperate climate)
What's better to keep for planting the next season? I have had a great harvest this year from 10 bulbs planted in July. The harvested bulbs are varied in sizes. I want to save some for planting but I'm not sure to save the big or small bulbs due planting. I would appreciate advise. THANKYOU
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