Michigan Manzoni Organic Garlic

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Allium sativum


1/4 lb
Culinary (small bulbs)
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. Bulb size is medium. 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!

Specs: Type: Rocambole (Hardneck), 8-12 medium sized 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.

Garlic is excluded from free shipping over $50 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 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).