Garlic Lover Sampler Pack (4 Different Varieties)
This package includes 4 of our best tasting varieties -
o 4 bulbs of German Extra Hardy Garlics
o 4 bulbs of Chinese Pink Garlics
o 4 bulbs of Early Italian Purple Garlics
o 14 cloves of Elephant Garlics
German Extra Hardy Garlic-
Porcelain type. This exceptionally cold hardy hardneck type is appreciated for pungent, gourmet flavor. A porcelain type with ivory outer paper and purple streaked inner wrapping around cloves. This top choice culinary variety is easy to peel, however it also boasts a good shelf life of up to 6 months when stored properly. Averages 4-7 cloves per head, makes delicious scapes.
Chinese Pink Garlic-
Best in zones 2-7. Hardneck. This delicious, robustly flavored turban-type garlic is very early to mature and will surely be the first variety you harvest. Its perfect balance of strong garlicky flavor with mild heat will not burn the nose. It yields an average of 11 small to medium cloves per bulb. You will want to eat these quickly, as their shelf life is only about 2 to 4 months. Turban-type garlic varieties are quite cold-hardy and are especially well suited to the Southwest when irrigation is provided.
Early Italian Purple Garlic-
White bulbs are liberally blotched and striped in purple, and they can get very large. Well-grown bulbs typically contain 15-20 medium-sized, mild-flavored cloves, which are wrapped in purple-striped skins. This very early soft-neck or artichoke type is ideal for spring planting. It is famously associated with the Gilroy Garlic Festival as this is the variety traditionally grown on farms surrounding the “Garlic Capital of the World.”
( Allium ampeloprasum) Actually a leek, not a true garlic, but of immense utility nonetheless. Super-large bulbs can easily exceed a half-pound, are comprised of a few very plump cloves. The flavor is all garlic! The gigantic cloves peel easily, giving you a lot of garlic in a hurry. Very useful for large recipes, pickles, etc. An old favorite! Plant individual garlic cloves in the fall, prior to the ground freezing, in well-prepared beds of soil that is rich in organic matter. Plant cloves 1 to 2 inches deep about 8 inches apart making sure that the tip of the clove is pointing up and the footprint of the root is down. In northern climates it may be necessary to cover with mulch prior to the hard freezes of winter and then uncover in spring. Provide adequate irrigation and weed control in order to achieve maximum bulb size. Harvest scapes when they have made one full curl and before becoming erect (can still be used erect however the texture is tougher). Garlic is ready for harvesting when the bulbs are completely filled out and plump. Watch for the bottom two leaves to brown and die back and for the rest of the plant to begin to yellow. Test dig a few bulbs to determine if crop is ready. Discontinue irrigation for about two weeks prior to harvest. Do not pull garlic up by the stalk but lift the garlic by digging with a fork or shovel. Harvested garlic should be spread out or hung away from direct sunlight for two to three weeks to cure (air conditioned location is okay). Make sure curing bulbs have adequate air circulation and are not piled atop of one another.
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