Collection Mix, Garlic Bulbs

Softneck Garlic

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Collection Mix, Garlic Bulbs

Softneck Garlic

The Collection Mix is a delicious mix of our three most popular garlics, California Early, Italian Red and Spanish Roja. Approximately 8 cloves/ bulb. Approximately 75-85 garlic cloves/ pound. Each variety offered in the collection comes in increments of 1/4 lbs. California Early Garlic Early season garlic harvest with excellent flavor! This is likely the most commonly grown variety in the U.S., and for good reason. It is a large, easy to grow softneck, with a nice mild flavor and excellent storage ability. Cal-Early is one of our "work-horse" varieties we depend on, year after year, for fresh market and garlic braiding. The skins are a nice off-white with a purple blush and it produces 8-10 cloves per head. Italian Red Garlic A great tasting and excellent storage garlic! A variety that is widely grown throughout the United States. Early Italian Red is a hardneck garlic that is very heat-tolerant porcelain garlic that can be planted in spring of fall! Spanish Roja Garlic Early season garlic harvest! A gourmet best-selling garlic for home gardens! Excellent classic rich flavor. Each bulb has about 8-12 cloves. Outer wrapper varies in color, from a rich cream to deep purple stripes. Cloves are large with a brownish red color and are easy to peel. Keeps well, 4-6 months. During curing many bulbs lose their stems. *Similar substitutions will be made at end of garlic season. We will replace any out of stock garlic with similar variety. If no substitution is wanted please order items separately.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Allium sativum

Seed Type

Bulbs

Row Spacing

18"

Sow Depth

2"

Breed

Heirloom,Open-pollinated

Garlic Type

Softneck,Hardneck

Sun

Full

Cubic Inches

43.875

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Plant Spacing

4-6"

Categories

Garlic

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8

Germination

11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

270

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Garlic

Garlic naturally repels pests from the garden and can be used for its bulbs or the scapes, or green fronds, the bulbs produce. Scapes can be eaten fresh or used in various dishes.

Before Planting: Garlic in most cases should be planted right before your first frost date in the fall. For more Southern states that are in zones 8-10, garlic should be planted in early December. Prepare garlic for planting by breaking apart all cloves from the garlic. Be careful to leave the outer skin attached. Soak cloves in a jar of water for 2 hours prior to planting. If you have some seaweed fertilizer laying around add some of this to the water. This will help prevent fungal disease.

Planting: Plant garlic in a rich, well drained soil that is weed-free. Dig a hole 2″ deep and place soaked garlic clove in hole with the flat end facing down (pointy end up). Cover with soil and add an organic fertilizer on top. Space cloves 4-6″ apart in same row and rows 18-24″ apart. For best results cover soil with 6-8″ of straw. In a couple months you will see shoots poking through. During the winter months growth will stop. When spring arrives growth will resume.

Watering: Water every 3 to 5 days during bulbing.

Fertilizer: Garlic requires adequate nitrogen, so fertilize accordingly. Blood meal is a good source of high-nitrogen fertilizer. Once you begin fertilization, fertilize the garlic every three weeks.

Days to Maturity: Garlic can take up to 210 days to mature.

Harvesting: Harvest garlic when green leaves have turned brown and fallen over. Be sure to dig deep and under garlic to not break or cut the garlic itself. Upon harvesting garlic will store best with leaves braided and hung in a dark, cool cellar.

Tips: Garlic repels pests from the garden, so it doesn’t have much trouble with them.

Shipping Schedule

Garlic seed will ship at the appropriate time for your planting zone. The chart below estimates when your garlic seed will arrive. You will receive an email notifying you when your strawberry roots ship giving you a few days to prepare for planting.

This item’s size, weight, or shape may require an additional shipping surcharge based on the shipping location selected. Specific charges will be displayed during checkout. We are unable to take specific shipping dates at this time.

*This product is perishable and does not ship outside the United States.

Garlic Seed Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONES SHIPPING BEGINS
8,9,10 Mid-September
6,7 Late-September
3,4,5 Mid-October

 

 

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