Information on Shallots
Shallots, also called "multiplier onion", is a variety of the
onion, Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum.
Shallots, formerly classified as the species A. ascalonicum, a
name now considered a synonym of the correct name. In Australia,
the term "shallot" also refers to scallions, while the term
eschalot is used to refer to the shallot described in this
article. The term is further used for the French gray shallot or
griselle, Allium oschaninii, which has been considered to be the
"true shallot" by many. Shallot are a species that grows wild
from Central to Southwest Asia.