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GNIS (French National Association for Seeds and Plantlets)

French National Association for Seeds and Plantlets website. Among other things, it manages the Official Inspection Authority which guarantees shallot seedling certification.


Research and plant selection body which disseminates and develops variety innovations.


French Variety and Seed Study and Inspection Group website. The role of this public body is to conduct research required for:
• approval* of new plant varieties,
• legal protection of breeders' rights
• inspection and certification of seeds prior to sale.

French National Institute for Agricultural Research website


French National Branch of the Echalote
Traditionnelle, or Traditional Shallot, website
The Echalote Traditionnelle is more than ever
a guarantee of buying an Authentic Shallot. Just look for the Echalotes Traditionnelles label which guarantees authenticity.