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ELEPHANT GARLIC

Dougal Munro sizes up one of his bigger elephant garlic plants near Orange in NSWBotanical Name: Allium ampeloprasum
Description

This is not a true garlic but forms a bulb consisting of very large, garlic-like cloves. The flavour of these, while not exactly like garlic, is much more similar to garlic than to leeks. The flavour is milder than garlic, and much more palatable to some people than garlic when used raw as in salads. The mature bulb is broken up into cloves which are quite large and with papery skins and these are used for both culinary purposes and propagation. There are also much smaller cloves with a hard shell that occur on the outside of the bulb. These are often ignored, but if they are planted, they will the first year produce a non-flowering plant which has a solid bulb, essentially a single large clove. The plant, if left alone, will spread into a clump with many flowering heads. These are often left in flower gardens as an ornamental and to discourage pests.

Other Names: Russian Garlic
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA, ACT

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

November, December

 

Customer Comments on Elephant Garlic

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Elephant Garlic

I grow up elephant garlic every year. very big cloves.i was looking giant red Russian garlic for grow in my yard.where can i get it good one. | Ranjit - Surrey, BC 17-Aug-2016
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Elephant Garlic

Kath5's Edible Fruits
Update: 212 days 7hrs

Comments: -

2016 - Have grown this for several years, it doesn't thrive but it gets by. Planted in June this year due to moving house so not expecting a great harvest.

2017 - Small harvest as expected, replanted in April, hoping for better luck this year.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2016

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fruit Harvest: 0.3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 8 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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