Allium cepa Aggregatum Group 'Golden Gourmet'

Allium cepa (Aggregatum group Group) ‘Golden Gourmet’


  • Botanical name: Allium cepa (Aggregatum group Group) 'Golden Gourmet'
  • Common name: Shallot
  • Family: Alliaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable, Deciduous

Allium cepa Aggregatum Group ‘Golden Gourmet’

Closely related to onions, shallots are easy to grow and have a distinctive flavour that is sweeter and milder than onions, making them more suitable for using in quiches and sauces. Shallots come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They grow best in a well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, and store well into autumn.


Allium cepa Aggregatum Group ‘Golden Gourmet’ is an improved version of traditional variety ‘Giant Yellow’. ‘Golden Gourmet’ has larger and better quality bulbs than ‘Giant Yellow’, with reduced likelihood of bolting. Bulbs have golden brown skins and a good flavour, and store well into winter.

How to grow Allium 'Golden Gourmet'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

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Do not Harvest in January

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Do Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Allium 'Golden Gourmet' and wildlife

Allium 'Golden Gourmet' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Allium 'Golden Gourmet' poisonous?

Allium 'Golden Gourmet' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People