Great classic, easy to peel large cloves
A very cold-hardy, slightly spicy, incredibly flavorful garlic; this is one of the most popular types around. Easy to grow, great "classic" garlic flavor! Produces between 4 and 6 large, easy to peel cloves per bulb, with shiny-white sheath and pink-tinged clove skins.Amaryllidaceae Allium sativum
Hardnecks (Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon) are closer to wild garlic, with complex flavors. These are the garlics that some compare to wines with subtle differences that reflect the regional soil and weather patterns. One simple benefit to the cook is the way some of their skins slip off smoothly. Hardnecks do not store as long as softnecks—cure them, eat them within a few months, and get to know their distinctive flavors. Hardneck garlic can be identified by the hard flower stalk that often does a loop as it grows.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 90-154 (Spring/Summer), 225-240 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Garlic is very hardy and if the soil doesn't freeze the roots will continue to grow right through the winter. The tops will grow whenever the temperature is above 40 degrees F. Garlic can sometimes be frost tolerant.
- Spring, Fall
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm, Long days
Garlic is a fairly easy crop to grow. Given lots of sun, good soil, plenty of water, and a steady supply of nutrients, and it will produce maximum leaf growth, which in turn produces large bulbs. Garlic is quite hearty and can grow during the winter in more moderate climates. In colder areas, it can be planted in the spring.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 85°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Garlic is a very hardy plant and can go into the ground 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
This is another critical factor in growing good garlic. The plants need a steady and constant supply of moisture when putting on leaf growth and bulbing up.
Moderate nitrogen. Moderate phosphorous. Moderate potassium. Garlic isn't a very hungry plant, but it needs a steady supply of nutrients for best growth.
- Tolerates light frost
- Small Gardens?
You could try growing garlic in a container (make sure the pot is at least 12" deep and 6" in diameter), but it isn't considered an ideal candidate for this. Plant one clove per pot no more than 1 1/2 inches below the surface of your potting soil. Water well and place in the sunshine.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- White skin with pink tinged cloves
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Medium garlic flavor that's long lasting