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French garlic 'Cristo'
garlic (French softneck) bulb - Allium sativum Cristo
- available to order from winter
- 1 head (bulb)
- Standard (dispatched separately)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A continental variety which produces plump, white-skinned cloves that have a delicious, strong flavour and a light aroma. It can be planted in autumn or spring for harvesting the bumper crops in summer. Not just useful for adding flavour to food, garlic is also well known as a companion plant as it acts as a powerful insect repellant. Try dotting it around your more precious plants and marvel at the results!
- Garden care: Plant from October to early march (if frost permits). Space the cloves 15cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Uproot as soon as the leaves start to yellow, and leave them on the surface of the soil to ripen before storing them in a light, airy position, which is dry and frost free. There are not many varieties that show resistance to rust, but one way round this is to plant your garlic early, so that by May when rust is usually getting busy the garlic is well developed.
Please note this is one head (bulb) that can be split up into several cloves before planting. You will usually get about 12 cloves from this variety of garlic when split up for planting.