Organic Romanian Red Garlic

Nature & Nurture Seeds

$12.50

1/4 lb
Certified Organic
Large/Medium
Culinary (Small bulbs)

Very strong raw garlic flavor (wahoo!) with a mild initial tingle. Flavor lingers and sweetens in your mouth ending on a nutty note. Reported to be very high in Allicin which is known for its many healing properties - eat it raw for the most health benefits. We like it raw in pesto and crushing it into hot soup, especially miso soup. We also love to cook spicy garlic to calm its punch - roasted, stir fries, stews or practically in anything! Stores very well for a hardneck type keeping into spring. Aka Red Elephant garlic. This Porcelain (hardneck) type averages 4 to 6 large easy to peel cloves per bulb.

Specs: Approx. 6-8 bulbs per pound and 72-96 cloves per lb. plants 36-48 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 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.