Garlic (Allium sativum 'Early Red Italian') in the Garlic Database

Data specific to Garlic (Edit)
Garlic type: Artichoke
Neck type: Softneck

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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Comments:
Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jun 14, 2013 11:12 AM

As its name implies, this is indeed an early garlic. The bulbs are smaller than normal but the flavor is very sweet with no aftertaste. One of my favorites.

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Nov 22, 2013 1:40 PM

Size:

I just received planting stock from Filaree Garlic (in Washington State) and these are large compared to the other varieties. Full heads are running 2.4 - 2.8" in diameter and the cloves are averaging 1.6-1.8" in length and are extremely thick and fat. There are 5 bulbs per pound, averaging 12.6 cloves per head (I included the cloves that are growing about the upper stem in calculating the cloves per head). If counting the cloves only found in the head, there are 10.4 cloves per head. It is listed as typically having 11-21 cloves per bulb.

Odditiy:

2 of the 5 heads received have additional (large) cloves growing around the stem above/outside of the main bulb.

Type: Early Red Italian is a softneck garlic - Artichoke type.

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dave On October 5, 2014 Transplanted
A bit late this year because the hot weather persisted longer than usual. Planted in one 10x10 raised bed plus the rest out by the hugelswales.
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