Amish Rocambole Garlic

Allium sativum

$10.00

1/4 lb

Deep, full-bodied Rocambole with spicy garlic flavor. Hardneck type with large cloves that form a single layer. Medium/large bulbs grow well in the North. Grown in Wisconsin since the late 1800's by Amish farmers. Stores very well for a Rocambole type. We love it cooked & roasted.

Specs: 8-10 med/large cloves/bulb. Approx. 55-80 cloves per lb. or 25-40 linear feet at 6” spacing

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).