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Garlic & Shallot Saver Collection

Well adapted to British conditions

Good storage potential

Excellent flavour for all culinary uses

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Our Garlic & Shallot Saver Collection, contains a strong selection of Autumn planting varieties well bred for the British weather and valued for their good flavours and robust growth. 

Your collection will include:

  • Shallot (Autumn) Griselle 500g, - Ideal for pickling as well as cooking with a distinct spicy flavour. Height 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6").

  • Shallot (Autumn) Longor 500g, - An RHS AGM variety that is highly praised for its robust flavour and good storage potential, and will surely be a winner for the exhibitor too. Height 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6").

  • Garlic (Autumn) Messidrome 2 Bulbs - Comes from French production, producing large white bulbs with excellent flavour for all culinary uses. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 15cm (6").

  • Garlic (Spring & Autumn) Germidour 2 Bulbs - Well adapted to British conditions. This softneck variety produces large, white bulbs with a mild but still rich flavour. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Garlic & Shallot Saver Collection 1kg (KF1588)
Garlic & Shallot Saver Collection 2kg (KF1589)

Plant onions, shallots and garlic in rows in any firm, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the planting area several weeks in advance by incorporating some well rotted garden compost to improve drainage and soil fertility. Avoid planting onions and garlic on freshly manured soil. On particularly wet ground, try growing onion sets in raised beds.


When growing onions from sets, plant the bulbs so that the tip of bulb is just protruding through the soil surface. Leave a space of 10cm (4") between each bulb, and 30cm (12") between each row. Plant shallots in the same way leaving 18cm (7") between bulbs. For garlic, carefully split the bulb into individual cloves. Plant each clove at a depth of 2cm (1") below the surface of the soil and 10cm (4") apart, leaving 45cm (18") between each row.

Onions, shallots and garlic are undemanding and require only occasional watering during particularly dry periods. However, rows should be weeded regularly. Harvest onions and shallots in late June and July, a week or two after the leaves begin to turn yellow. Garlic can be harvested from August. Choose a dry day to loosen them from the ground with a fork. Leave them on the soil surface for a day or two until they have fully dried in the sun. Once dry, remove the top foliage and store them in a well ventilated, dry position. Bulbs can be stored for several months.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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