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Elephant Garlic Cloves

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Pack of 2, commercial grade Elephant Garlic Cloves : (allium ampeloprasum).

Harvested green in June, it will be dry by mid July.

A fun member of the allium family, Elephant garlic can grow, with adequate water, to 150mm across and weigh over a kilo.

Roast it and impress your friends. It has a warm mild garlic flavour but is increasingly popular with those who like to make a statement in their cooking.

For best results plant end of September / October.

Elephant Garlic Grow Notes
When to Plant Cloves: End of September to Mid November - Best sown direct outside
Germination Temperature: 12 ℃ Cover Clove: Plant 5cm Deep
Time to Shooting: Up to 6 weeks Frost Hardy: Yes, Once bigger
Spacing Between Plants: 25 / 30cm Row Spacing: 25 / 30cm
Plant Height: 50cm Planting Position: Sun

 

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Notes:

Elephant garlic isn’t actually garlic. It is different, more closely related to the leek, and has a different growing requirements. To get those big cloves, you need to wait two years between planting the seed garlic and harvesting the plant. If you harvest after one year, you’ll get a solid bulb that hasn’t produced any cloves and is only marginally smaller than normal garlic.

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Customer Reviews
Elephant Garlic
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4 Reviews:

elephant garlic
Rating:
22 October 2012  |  Jan

I have grown this in the past, but your prices are very competitive. I love eating it roasted as a starter. not for vampires!


BEST GARLICS!
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21 October 2012  |  Kazal

These are the best elephant garlics I've found and for the CHEAPEST prices, brilliant product.


Brilliant!
Rating:
06 September 2012  |  Tassneem

These bulbs are perfect for baking and roasting as they maintain their shape well, or for anyone who wants to make a statement in their cooking. Delicious when baked and simply served warm, spread on bread or crackers.

Absolutely delightful, grown to perfection!


Elephant Garlic
Rating:
24 August 2012  |  Sam

I planted this Elephant Garlic in November 2011 and harvested in August 2012. I have to say that I more or less let them get on with it themselves (after pre-digging and adding compost to the soil). Apart from I added a bit of compost on top now and then, and watered during rare dry periods. I did also pinch out the flower buds (and the long stalk) when they appeared earlier in the year as it is said that this maximises the bulb size. I planted 6 cloves, resulting in 6 plants, and of these 6 plants 5 produced good size bulbs (10cm diameter) and one only made it to 5cm diameter. All of the bulbs had divided into cloves, and also when removed from the bed had 2 or more 'nodules' on the outside which can be replanted within 24 hours. I left the harvested bulbs with top still attached to dry outside for 48 hrs, and they are now waiting to be eaten or have been eaten already. I was expecting a milder garlic taste, but they're still pretty garlicky, and too strong to be eaten in a salad as I had planned! Have yet to try them roasted. So far they're storing well. (Grown in south west England in a claggy clay soil - they seemed to quite like it!)