• Mild flavor
Four to six enormous cloves in each bulb with a mild garlic-like flavor. The bulbs commonly weigh a pound or more each. The cloves are very easy-peeling. You’d think you have a giant hard-neck here, but the bulbs keep very well, more like a soft-neck. Elephant Garlic is also popular and profitable market gardeners’ crop in some areas.
How to Plant Garlic
Garlic can be planted in the spring as soon as the ground can be worked, but fall planting is recommended. Bulbs will grow bigger and more flavorful when you plant them in the fall. Plant 6 to 8 weeks before your first hard frost. In southern areas, February or March can be a better time to plant.
Key Planting Info:
- Break apart cloves from bulb but keep the papery husk on each individual clove.
- Ensure soil is well-drained with plenty of organic matter. Plant in Full Sun.
- Plant 4 inches apart & 2 inches deep, in their upright position (the wide end down and pointed end facing up).
- Come springtime, shoots will begin to emerge.