Matador Shallots

Matador Shallots

 

We have two UK growers dedicated to us, based in eastern England, producing traditional round shallots and echalions, also known as Banana Shallots. In addition, in 2010 Chris achieved his lifelong ambition to start commercial growing of his own – focussing on shallots along with other mainstream agricultural crops. This provides year round supply to supermarkets and caterers.

The shallots are planted in March or April in the UK and are harvested throughout July and August. After a period of 6-48 hours field drying, they are taken to temperature controlled stores, where they are dried further for about 4 weeks, producing the brown outer skins.

English Shallot Crop

English Shallot Crop

Shallots have a unique mild sweet flavour, making them popular with professional cooks, and are used in both Western and Eastern cuisine

UK grown echalions, also known as ‘Banana Shallots’, are a versatile British vegetable well suited to the UK climate. Ease of preparation is driving demand from the catering sector across the country. In addition they are now firmly established within the allium category with most of the main high street retailers.

Shallot Harvest Video