Elephant garlic cloves

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Elephant garlic cloves

Elephant garlic is actually in the leek family and is flavored like a mild garlic,easy to grow, can be planted spring or fall .

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(Allium ampeloprasum)

We got our original starts 30 years ago from Nichols Rare Herbs in Oregon. This has a mild, garlic like flavor and looks much like a leek except that it produces huge bulbs. It also produces little bulblets that can be planted which will grow into large bulbs in two years.

It overwinters well and has no disease or insect problems. We plant it in the fall , mulch it and then harvest it in July . It keeps very well .

We use it in roasts, and chopped fine in omelets salads, sauces ,dressings .


Flowers:like onions, best to cut so energy goes into the bulb
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:two feet
Diameter:one foot
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:7 to
Soil:neutral ph - rich in organic matter
Propagation / Germination:easy
Spacing:10 inches
Pests and Diseases:Rotate to ground that has not grown anything in the allium family for onion maggots

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