2022 Crop Situation: We have had NO rust present on our early garlic. We are satisfied with the early garlics and we have some seed grade available, limited stock! We usually take a new photo each season to show you the current stock. This sort of stuff takes time. In an effort of streamlining the process and getting the garlic up on the website sooner, we went with last year’s photos. We can assure you the seed garlic is BETTER THAN LAST YEAR IN SIZE! So please note, you will not be disappointed. The bulbs have not opened up like the photo suggests. We will remind everyone, that rust does not transfer through the seed, and instead is a fungal spore that lives on live allium plant material.
This is an early garlic. It is a perfect complement to our main crop garlics because just as these varieties are sprouting and losing their fresh flavour, this garlic is ready to be harvested! It has an identical growth characteristics to Early Pearl also growing in the open artichoke shape opening up pre-harvest.
Sow in March-April. Plant cloves15-20cm diagonal spacing pointy tip up in aerated, fertile, well drained soil that gets plenty of sunlight. Make sure soil is moist and then apply thick mulch directly after. Cut flower heads when emerging for larger bulb size, or keep for seed bulbils. Harvest Nov-Dec. when leaves start to die back. Store with roots and tops on to cure.