Allium cepa 'Mikor'

Allium cepa ‘Mikor’


  • Botanical name: Allium cepa 'Mikor'
  • Common name: Shallot
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

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 ‘Mikor’ produces large, round bulbs with reddish-gold skins and good flavour. Each set of this productive variety should yield 8–10 bulbs at harvest. 

How to grow Allium 'Mikor'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

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

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Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

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Do not Sow in December


Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in March

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Do not Plant in November

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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in March

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Do not Harvest in May

Do not 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 'Mikor' and wildlife

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

Is Allium 'Mikor' poisonous?

Allium 'Mikor' 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