Organic Elephant Garlic

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Average 6 to 7 massive cloves per bulb Sow in fall to harvest the following July Allium cepa

Growing up in my father’s garden here in the Finger Lakes, I always thought our winters were too long and cold for elephant garlic to survive. Which is largely true! However, a Mennonite family in Lancaster, PA has been selecting a more cold-hardy strain and we were fortunate to receive a few bulbs from Adam Sauder. As we continue to make selections, we’re thrilled to share more cold-hardy Organic Elephant Garlic with you!

We share seed-quality bulbs of elephant garlic that are significantly larger than most garlic!

And Friends, we reap what we sow — and also what we sow into — and garlic is hungry! To harvest the largest, healthiest and most delectable heads, sow your cloves into garden soil with abundant compost as well as our organic garlic & shallot fertilizer, nourishing root development in fall and growing large, nutrient dense plants all spring and early summer. Foliar feed your garlic in spring with compost tea or organic fish emulsion for an invaluable boost in nutrients, as well. Learn exactly why our garlic is over 90% seed-quality and long-storing in our free online course, Growing Garlic & Shallots Organically. Enjoy!

~ Garlic will be available Summer 2023 ~

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Organic Elephant Garlic

Average 6 to 7 massive cloves per bulb Sow in fall to harvest the following July Allium cepa

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Growing up in my father’s garden here in the Finger Lakes, I always thought our winters were too long and cold for elephant garlic to survive. Which is largely true! However, a Mennonite family in Lancaster, PA has been selecting a more cold-hardy strain and we were fortunate to receive a few bulbs from Adam Sauder. As we continue to make selections, we’re thrilled to share more cold-hardy elephant garlic with you!

More closely related to leeks than garlic, Organic Elephant Garlic is gloriously massive, each easy-to-peel clove imparting a rich yet delicate onion-garlic flavor. Their enormous cloves are arranged in a single ring around the central stalk which rises up at the same time as garlic scapes, though they stick straight up without curling and carry the same delectable onion-garlic flavor of the cloves. Also, garlic is one of the hungriest crops in your garden! We feed our soil as well as our garlic with our Organic Garlic & Shallot Fertilizer as well as our Fish & Kelp Emulsion.

And have you heard? Fruition’s Organic Garlic & Shallot Academy shares a lifetime of lessons distilled into step-by-step tutorials, season by season, to amplify your garlic & shallot abundance for years to come……and Friends, we decided to make it free because our individual & collective abundance as well as our ability to give generously is more critical than ever……and we love you! Join us here.

~ Garlic will be available Summer 2023 ~

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How to Grow Organic Garlic: Just a Taste!

Choose well-drained soil that has plenty of sun and plenty of compost worked in.

Here in Zone 5 we plant between late September to early November. Plant individual cloves 2-3 inches deep and 6 inches apart in a row. Rows should be 6-10 inches apart depending on bed spacing and cultivation tools. If you have mulch available it will aid in reducing frost-heaving. Keep garlic well-watered and well-weeded! Feel free to harvest the delicious, spiraling scape that will appear in early/mid-June on the hardneck varieties. Harvest your bulbs beginning the first or second week of July up until mid-August with a fork or shovel once a third of the leaves are brown and dry. Cure garlic (leaves and all) out of the direct sunlight for two weeks with plenty of good air flow, clipping the necks and roots to store long-term in a dark, dry place. Softnecks: when harvesting we like to cut the stem of the plant as close to the garlic bulb to encourage uniform drying. 

We have recently begun to use a small handful of worm castings on top of each clove when we seed in the fall. The health and size of the garlic plants has dramatically improved- give it a try! Late planting? As long as you can get into the garden and the ground is not frozen the garlic will do just fine. We have planted digging through the snow when we got behind and had no other choice. You might not like being out there then, but the garlic does not seem to mind.

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