Allium oschaninii, the French gray shallot, griselle or true shallot, is a perennial plant of the onion genus Allium.[2] It forms underground bulbs much like the (French red) shallots, covered by a layer of pale brown-grey skin (hence the common name).[3]

Allium oschaninii
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Subgenus: A. subg. Cepa
A. oschaninii
Binomial name
Allium oschaninii

It is native to Northeastern Iran and Central Asia.[4] It is widely planted in parts of southern France for culinary use.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "Allium oschaninii O.Fedtsch., Progr. Sadov. Ogorad. 3: 332 (1906)". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. ^ a b Green, Aliza (2004), Field Guide to Produce: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fruit and Vegetable at the Market, Quirk Books, p. 256, ISBN 978-1-931686-80-8
  3. ^ "Allium oschaninii French grey shallot Griselle French gray shallot Eschalote grise Care Plant Varieties & Pruning Advice".
  4. ^ "Allium oschaninii O.Fedtsch". Plants of the World Online | Kew Science.