Egeler Organic Garlic

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Allium sativum


1/4 lb
Culinary (small bulbs)
Certified Organic

Great flavored, semi-hardneck variety that outperforms 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 hardneck because it has scapes, 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. 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. Mid storage life. 

Specs: Type: Semi-Hardneck, 8-12 cloves per bulb. 

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

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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 layer of mulch (straw, oak leaves) helps suppress weeds, retain moisture, and fertilizes the soil. Do not remove the mulch in the spring. Keep well weeded for best results as garlic does not compete well against weeds. Garlic will benefit from regular watering (at least 30 minutes 2x per week).