Organic Michigan Manzoni Garlic

Allium sativum

$10.00

1/4 lb
Certified Organic

This Michigan heirloom garlic has been growing in Michigan for over 100 years. It's hardneck, purple, productive, stores well, has a strong flavor, and is well adapted to growing in Michigan. 8-11 medium-large cloves per bulb. It was gifted to us by a gardener in Mid-Michigan who goes by the name of Flowerbug. She got it from her uncle who got it from Josephine Manzoni also from mid-Michigan. We love this pretty garlic! Rocambole type.

Quantity Limit: 5 lbs 

Due to shipping restrictions, garlic cannot be shipped to the following states & regions: AK, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, NV, OR, WA, HI, Armed Forces, non-continental states & territories, Canada, & International.

 Garlic is excluded from free shipping over $75 offer.

Garlic is planted in the fall, after the first light frost but before the ground freezes, usually in October or November for us. Overwintering (vernalization) is essential for bulb development. Keep bulbs intact until you are ready to plant them, then break up into individual cloves leaving clove skins intact. Plant cloves about 2" deep into the soil, 6-8" apart in rows spaced 12" apart. The tapered end of the clove should point up, and the flatter end with the attachment point should point down. Covering the soil with a light layer of mulch (straw, oak leaves) helps suppress weeds, retain moisture, and fertilizes the soil. Do not remove the mulch in the spring. Garlic is a heavy feeder, so plant in fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. Cut or remove the weeds a few times in the spring and summer, as garlic does not compete well against other plants. Ensure that the garlic is receiving around 1" of water per week.