Get a head start on your shallots this year by planting French gourmet shallot sets. These sets were started from seed and then made to go dormant for storage. Plant them in March or April, and harvest full size, intensely flavourful French gourmet shallots by late summer. Once mature, your shallots can be cured to store for months, just like storage onions. These shallots have a more refined, slightly stronger flavour than onions, but boast all the healthful nutritional benefits. Save time by planting these sets in the spring, and avoid all the hassle of starting from shallot seeds in trays indoors.