Early Italian Purple Garlic Spring-Shipped (Softneck)

This Italian import is one of the easiest to grow. It is vigorous, widely adaptable and quite prolific, producing large, milky-white, thick-skinned bulbs with light purple stripes at its base and up to 20 plump cloves. Easy to braid with soft main stalks without flowers, this softneck can store up to 10 months with proper curing once harvested. Shipped in the spring at the proper time for planting in your area.

One pound of sets.
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Life without Garlic is bland. We all need—no, crave—its zip and zing. We'd be happiest if we inhaled its warm, piquant aroma every night. We offer endless ways in which to enjoy its comforting goodness: Creamy Tomato, Bacon and Blue Cheese Linguine, Eggplant Parmigiana, Jo's Garlic Croutons, Kristy’s Garlic Blue Cheese Dip, Lemon-Garlic Shrimp, Mixed Grill Sate, Our Favorite Basil Pesto, Rich Zesty Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing and Savory Bacon Corn Chowder. Or simply roasted for a smooth nutty spread over warm crusty Italian bread drizzled with really good olive oil.The number of Garlic heads in a 1-pound set is determined by the annual harvest: it ranges from 3 huge heads to 7 small heads per pound. Easy to grow, each planted clove will produce a full head of Garlic with between 8 to 20 cloves per head. Prized for its medicinal and culinary attributes, there are two types of Garlic: Softnecks and Hardnecks. Hardnecks send up a stiff flower stalk and are more cold hardy than their Softneck siblings. In colder areas, Garlic should be planted around the time of your first fall frost; in more temperate areas, it may be planted from mid-October through early December. Plant cloves individually, root side down, 1" deep and 4" to 6" apart in rows spaced 18" apart. Green shoots will emerge within several weeks of planting. Perennial. Softnecks (Spring or Fall shipment) Hardiness zone: 5-9, in cold zones plant in early spring. Hardnecks (Fall shipment only). Deer resistant. Hardiness zone: 4-9.

Garlic Sets may not be shipped to Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii (seeds are OK!) or the following five counties in the State of Washington: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant and Klickitat.

We ship one pound of top size Garlic sets in time for planting in your area.
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