Sharing Shallots

Shallots (Allium cepa var. aggregatum) share a species with onions. Both share the genus Allium with chives, scallions, leeks, garlic, elephant garlic, and rakkyo. All of these species, belong, in turn, to the Amaryllidaceae family, which includes many ornamentals, such as the belladonna lily, tuberose, snowdrop, snowflake, daffodil, Cape tulip, Peruvian lily, and amaryllis. The ancient Greeks gave shallots their name when their […]