Organic Egeler Garlic

Allium sativum

$10.00

1/4 lb
Certified Organic

Great flavored, semi-hardneck variety that outperforms all others on our Michigan farm. While Mike was out walking on our farm a few years ago he chanced upon some bulbils of this seemingly feral garlic. He planted the bulbils that first year and after replanting for several years we had very large heads. We wish we knew what kind it is, but it outperforms all of our other varieties at our farm with it's bulb size, clove size, and mature height. At first glance it looks like a porcelain, but oddly, it has a softneck so we don't know what group it belongs to. It has a medium, spicy flavor. Averages 8-12 cloves per bulb. This one does so well here that we decided it would be the very first seed garlic we ever offered in our catalog. We named it Egeler after the farming family who lived on this farm before us and who very likely planted this variety on our farm. Try this one and you'll be impressed with it's vigor, size, and flavor. Grown by N&N Seeds.

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 late October or November. Overwintering (exposure to cold) is essential for bulb development. Garlic is a heavy feeder, so plant in fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. 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. Cut or remove the weeds a few times in the spring and summer, as garlic does not compete well against weeds. Garlic will benefit from regular watering (at least 1" of water per week).