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Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Italian Late'

Botanical name: Allium sativum 'Italian Late'

Common name: garlic

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Planted
2
times

Sprite
created by:
in the weeds

Austin, Tx

at a glance

Soil: damp, neutral, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, rabbit resistant, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Italian Late'"

'Italian Late' garlic is a softneck variety. These stalkless varieties have soft, braidable leaves and produce many more, but smaller, cloves per plant than hardnecks. Softnecks are easier to grow, more productive and more adaptable to varying climates and soils. Two pounds plants about 50 row feet. An extra tight skin makes for extra good keeping. The outer cloves are generally fat and round with a paper "tail" on the tip. Being a little later to mature, it tends to be somewhat more productive. Bulb has light color wrappers. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Allium sativum has been cultivated throughout such a large portion of human history, that the true species is no longer known in the wild.

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