Garlic (Allium sativum 'German White') in the Garlic Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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

Posted by tropicalover (Northeast Pa - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2012 10:00 AM

This turned out to be the best garlic I have ever tasted. The white cloves are enormous in size and only get 4-5 cloves per bulb but the flavor is the strongest with a very nice and long lasting garlic aftertaste. Will be trying to grow more of these in the future, not sure about storage life, haven't been able to keep it long enough to find out. Makes the best garlic butter and anything you want a nice stronger garlic taste with.
Have read that Zemo, German Extra Hardy, Northern White and German Stiffneck are the same, aka German White but the ones I have grown (German Hardneck) has a redish purple stripe through it and not sure if it is possible that they have cross pollinated or this is a totally different variety. Have not tried tasting it yet.

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