Garlic (Allium sativum 'Chesnok Red') in the Garlic Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Na (Sodium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Location: MississaugaDate: 2013 August
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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 11:25 AM

One of my favorite hardneck varieties that I've been growing for a few years now. It stores well and the large cloves are easy to peel. I also look forward to harvesting the delicious scapes that appear in late spring, usually about the second week of May, although in this cool-season year they showed up around the 1st of June. Cut the scapes after they have made at least one loop. This practice is said to allow all of the energy to go back into the plant and help it grow bigger bulbs. Only hardneck varieties of garlic will grow scapes.

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