Best shallot variety?
Late last winter I asked what folks still had in fresh storage, and shallots were an item I had never considered before, but because several people had them last through the whole winter, I decided I'd like to try them.
So, you buy them one year and then just use your own stock, like garlic, right? I figure I'd better choose well!
I've got three catalogs I'm ordering from (below). Any recommendations on what to choose? I think that fairly strong flavor, largeness (so you don't have to peel so many of them) and long storage would be the best for me. Oh, and I'm at 39 latitude, so not the real northern varieties.
I could order from somewhere else, if there is a variety that's just SO good it's what I should get I don't mind paying the extra postage. THanks, in advance, for any advice!
Fedco: Yellow Moon Dutch Shallots, Picasso Shallots
VT Bean Seed Co: Extra Select Premium Grade Shallots, Holland Red
Johnny's: Pikant (they have other varietites, but for 40-55 latitude)