Organic Regatusso Garlic
Sow in fall to harvest the following June | Allium sativum
With aromatic depth and a pleasant depth without searing heat even raw, Regatusso is a massive softneck grown here in western New York since the early 1900s. Thanks to our friend Peter Ott who gifted us a handful of Organic Regatusso Softneck Garlic bulbs all those years ago! And if you’re searching for long-keeping garlic, look no further.
Brought to New York in the Genesee Valley from southern Italy in the early 1900’s by the Regetusso Family. Organic Regatusso Softneck Garlic averages 8-12 cloves per bulb, an ‘Artichoke’ Type: Softneck’s do not produce scapes and are among the most productive garlics to grow. They readily develop very large bulbs in a wide range of growing conditions and soils, maturing before many other types. Their bulb wrappers are generally thick and coarse compared to other varieties and are generally white or white-purple.
Artichoke cultivars have multiple clove layers (though not as many as Silverskins), the inner cloves generally being smaller than the outer cloves. Artichoke cultivars are typically mild with modest flavor complexity and lack the assertive heat of most garlics. As a group they are less adapted to cold, harsh winters but often adapt well after several seasons (which ours are). Also as a group they store exceptionally long (often a year or more), only exceeded in storage by the Silverskins.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.
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