Eventual height & spread
garlic 'Elephant Garlic'
garlic - elephant garlic cloves Allium ampeloprasum Elephant
- shipped within 3 weeks
- 2 cloves
- Standard (dispatched separately)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: any soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This is a great addition to any herbaceous border or vegetable bed. Each bulb is approximately 5-6 inches across and a single clove can be as large as a whole bulb of ordinary garlic. It's closely related to the leek, but elephant garlic has a much milder flavour - and is much sweeter than ordinary garlic.
- Garden care: Plant the cloves (pointy side up) 2cm deep from September to December (if frost permits) at 30cm intervals. Subsequent rows should be spaced at 60cm intervals. Gently lift when the leaves start to yellow, and leave them on the surface of the soil (or in a bright shed) to ripen before storing them in a light, airy position, which is dry and frost free.
Please note. Elephant garlic is supplied as 2 cloves ready to plant, rather than a head of cloves, so will produce 2 plants.