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Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Korean Red'

Botanical name: Allium sativum 'Korean Red'

Common name: garlic

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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, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Korean Red'"

'Korean Red' garlic is a hardneck variety. This type of garlic produces a woody flower stalk with bulblets atop as well as large cloves underground. The cloves are bigger and easier to peel than the ones produced by softnecks. Two pounds plants about 25 row feet. This Asian variety that can produce large bulbs with 4-8 large cloves. Bulb wrappers are heavily striped with purple. The clove color can vary, but is usually purple and very easy to peel. 'Korean Red' generally stores through the new year. This is one garlic that is not for the meek. It is very HOT! -- 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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