Garlic (Allium sativum 'Mild French') in the Garlic Database

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

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

Typical bulb received showing the cloves inside

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Nov 23, 2013 11:45 AM

Smaller bulbs (12 per pound) with smaller cloves (12.75 cloves per bulb on the order I received). Is said to grow well in our hot, dry climate (originated in Texas) as well as the gulf coast and is considered to be an excellent keeper. An earlier maturing silverskin that is listed as mild.

The bulbs are made up of 3-4 rows of cloves. While the outer cloves are fair- to large-sized, there can be some tiny cloves internally.

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