GEORGIAN FIRE (Hardneck, Porcelain)
Georgian Fire has a hot, rich, garlic flavor. Chefs, cooks and taste-testers have labeled this incredible variety among the most richly flavorful and palate-pleasing garlics available. Its cloves grow large and average about 4 to 6+ per bulb. Plump cloves are covered in gleaming magenta/tan skins with purple streaks, and the whole bulb is wrapped in white, delicate, tissue-like covers. Roasting really brings out the flavor of Georgian Fire! Plants are robust and very cold hardy. A truly magnificent variety that hails from the Republic of Georgia.
Georgian Fire is planted in the fall, soon after the first frost and a few weeks before the first hard frost. The seed garlic bulbs should be taken apart into separate cloves not long before planting. Hardneck garlic requires vernalization (exposure to a period of cold temperatures) before or after planting. Plant cloves two inches deep, the pointed side up. Garlic does best with a loose soil with very good drainage and a pH of 7.0 optimum. Plant in an area with full sun exposure.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon
LIFE CYCLE: Annual
GARLIC TYPE: Hardneck
GARLIC HARDNECK TYPE: Porcelain
DAYS TO MATURITY: 270 days
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