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Hardneck Garlic - Spanish Roja (Fall Planting)

For planting in Fall of 2020

Shipping starts the last week of September!!

SORRY, WE CANNOT SEND GARLIC OR ONION PLANTS TO ALASKA, HAWAII, PR, FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND SOME COUNTIES IN IDAHO AND WASHINGTON.

Hardneck-Rocambole type. A popular late 1800’s heirloom variety from the Pacfic Northwest.  Hot and spicy when raw, rich and flavorful when sauteed or roasted. Each bulb has an average of 8-12 cloves wrapped in a light purple striped, easy to peel skin. Performs best in northern climates. Don't forget to harvest and eat the scapes (Soup, Pesto, Hummus) the following spring or leave a few on to produce bulblets for planting next fall. Stores 4-6 months

1/4 POUND PER ORDER (APPROX. 3-4 BULBS)

Planting: 

Separate cloves, plant 2-4 inches deep and 5-6 inches apart with pointed end up, 3-4 weeks before the ground freezes.

Harvest: 

When lower 4-5 leaves have dried. Dry and hang out of direct light in a warm area with food air circulation. After they have dried for 2-3 weeks, cut off the stem, 1" from bulb and trim roots.

Tips: 

Plant in well drained, rich soil, amend with organic matter, such as compost. Mulch the garlic 4" with straw or chopped leaves, this helps protect from extreme winter conditions, keeps soil evenly moist and controls weeds for next season. Cut off scapes when they emerge (the curly seed stalk that will rise from the middle of the plant) so plant can put its energy into producing the bulb, not seed head. You can leave scapes on, producing smaller bulbs and the bulbets from the seed head can be planted for full sized garlic in 2 years.