Also called German White, German Stiffneck, or Northern White, this garlic variety has white wrappers and large, well-formed heads with 3-8 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.
This is one of the most popular Heirloom Garlic with most demand as it produces large, impressive bulbs with significant flavor. The large, jumbo loves are easy to peel and store for a very long time (in a cool, dark place).
GroEat Garlic is shipped in the fall, typically after September, depending on the season and the variety. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.
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
Quantities are limited; order early for best availability.
PLEASE READ: We do not ship garlic to Idaho, Canada, Guam, or the Virgin Islands.