GERMAN EXTRA-HARDY (Hardneck, Porcelain)
Also called German White, German Stiffneck, or Northern White, this garlic variety has white wrappers and large, well-formed heads with 3-6 cloves per head. Hardy plants, hearty flavor, excellent storage.
The curly garlic scapes from German Extra Hardy are generous and flavorful, adding to the bounty of the harvest.
From a grower's perspective, it produces a tall dark green plant with broad leaves, and is a very good survivor. It originally came from Germany but grows well in all but the most southerly states, where it is marginal.
German Extra Hardy is a garlic 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
LIFE CYCLE: Annual
GARLIC TYPE: Hardneck
GARLIC HARDNECK TYPE: Porcelain
DAYS TO MATURITY: 260 days
BREED: Heirloom, Open-pollinated
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