Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum G. Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6:59. 1832; 

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English Name: Shallot; Common Indian Names: kanda or gandana (Hindi, Marwari and Punjabi), gundhun (Bengali), Pallari vengayam (Tamil) and cheriya ulli or chuvanna ulli (Malayalam).;
 
  


Fruits & Vegetables Week: Allium cepa var. aggregatum the Shallot: Allium cepa var. aggregatum (syn: A. ascalonicum) commonly used like onion
English Name: Shallot
Common Indian Names: kanda or gandana (Hindi, Marwari and Punjabi), gundhun (Bengali), Pallari vengayam (Tamil) and cheriya ulli or chuvanna ulli (Malayalam).

The shallot tastes a bit like an onion, but has a sweeter, milder, yet richer and more complex flavour. Shallots tend to be more expensive than onions.


– Just to bring to your notice that all varieties except two of Allium cepa has been merged with the former [Goaverts et al. 2011 (Kew Checklist)]


-That means Shallot is back as Al. ascalonicum L., a recognised name.


Allium ascalonicum L., Fl. Palaest.: 117 (1756) is not a synonym of Allium cepa var. aggregatum G.Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 6: 27 (1827)- these two are different plants now known as Allium cepa and Allium ascalonicum.


Shallot is and was A. ascalonicum. Some times in between some one relegated it to synonymy of A. cepa var. aggregatum.


Allium cepa var. aggregatum SN May 26 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Allium cepa var. aggregatum, small Onion, frequently cultivated and used in Tamilnadu


  
 
 
 
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