German Red Garlic
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If you are a garlic lover, you will surely fall in love with the German Red Garlic; this variety is a hardneck, rocambole type that is known for its robust, spicy flavor. A variety that is well-adapted to northern climates. With fairly uniform bulbs, easy to peel cloves that have thin, purple-brown skin. German Red Garlic averages 8-10 cloves per bulb. Rocambole garlic types are loved by chefs due to their BOLD flavors. It grows best in cooler climates, such as USDA zones 5-7. Allium sativum. Offering 4 bulb, 10 bulb, 20 bulb, & 50 bulb variations.
Much like onions and shallots, garlic is a heavy feeder and will require plenty of water and fertilizer. Garlic can have a high demand for nitrogen. We suggest fertilizing with a complete fertilizer like our 20-20-20 initially to promote root development and then switching to nitrogen and sulfur-based fertilizer like our Ammonium Sulfate. Garlic will grow best when competition with weeds is reduced. Keep weeds at a minimum with frequent shallow cultivation.
Bulbs are ready to harvest when the tops flower and the cloves reach an acceptable size. Pull the bulbs from the soil and allow them to 'cure' in the sun for a couple of days. If rain is imminent, move them to a dry area. Once cured, place bulbs in a cool, dry area that is well-ventilated. A pole barn or a ventilated storage basement is sufficient.
NOTE We will begin shipping orders for garlic mid-September.
German Red Garlic Planting Information:
Planting Method: Direct
When to Plant: Early fall
Plant Spacing: Plant cloves about 8-12" apart along the row.
Planting Depth: Create a planting furrow in the soil and plant the cloves about 2-3" deep. Well-drained soil will produce the best harvests.
Row Spacing: 6"- 8"
Days to Maturity: 210-240