If you are looking for a big garlic harvest this is the variety for you!
Garlic Seed for Fall planting
SHIPPING mid August
Can NOT ship to the following: ID AK WA HI GU PR VI
You will receive:
5-6 Large bulbs = approx 1lb
Variety - California Early or also called Cal Early which is a Artichoke Variety of the Softneck garlics
----> The Artichokes are large bulbs with both inner and outer cloves, up to 10-16 cloves per bulb with 6 month storage and early harvest
since these are softnecks (see below) they are great for braiding
+ Planting Instructions that include harvesting and super easy curing information
How much will 5-6 seed garlic bulbs grow?
approximately 60+ garlic plants with 1 bulb forming from each plant
If that's too much garlic seed is fully edible - so enjoy!
(Bulb sizes may vary from pictures as this was last season's crop, in general they will be Large graded)
Urban gardeners - Can garlic be grown in pots on a patio or deck?
YES! Garlic performs well in pots, grow bags, raised beds, that are 12" + deep. Check out our fabric planter listing :) When growing in pots more waterings are usually required as well as Organic fertilizers/nutrients such as: compost tea, liquid kelp, seaweed.
What is the difference between softneck and hardneck?
The vertical stalk that grows is refereed to as the "neck". With the hardneck varieties the stalk produces a distinct curled flower pod called a scape. The scape should be cut off before flowing to revert the energy to the bulb. Scapes are an edible bonus - sauteed in olive oil , tossed with Parmesan and red pepper flakes - yum! The stalk then becomes stiff and hard hence the name - hardneck.
Hardnecks are sometimes considered to have more complex flavors but don't store as long.
Softnecks don't form the hard stalk or the scapes but are great for braiding as the leaf stalks stay soft and pliable. Softnecks are somewhat milder in flavor but typically produce larger bulbs and have longer storage life.
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