Allium cepa 'Hative de Niort'

Allium cepa ‘Hative De Niort’


  • Botanical name: Allium cepa 'Hative De Niort'
  • Common name: Shallot
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Closely related to onions, shallots are easy to grow and have a distinctive flavour that’s 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 ‘Hative de Niort’ is a firm favourite with exhibitors, who appreciate its uniform size. It has a long pear shape, with a brown skin. It can be planted in autumn or in spring.

How to grow Allium 'Hative de Niort'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

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

Do not Sow in February

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Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

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Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December


Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Allium 'Hative de Niort' and wildlife

Allium 'Hative De Niort' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Allium 'Hative de Niort' poisonous?

Allium 'Hative De Niort' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People