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Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Inchelium Red'

Botanical name: Allium sativum 'Inchelium Red'

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 'Inchelium Red'"

'Inchelium Red' 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. In the 1990 Rodale garlic taste-test, this variety was rated "very best of the soft-necks." The large bulb has 4 to 5 layers of cloves, totaling 8 to 20 cloves per bulb. Some bulbs may grow over 3 inches in diameter! The variety is denser/heavier than other soft-necks, so it probably has a higher dry-matter content. It is a mild but lasting flavor and a hint of hotness. The taste can get stronger with storage. -- 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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