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Garlic and Shallots: Allium sativum 'Brown Rose'

Botanical name: Allium sativum 'Brown Rose'

Common name: garlic

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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

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 'Brown Rose'"

'Brown Rose' garlic 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. The cloves are very fat with a rose-brown blush and light streaks over buff brown. 'Brown Rose', averaging 6 cloves per bulb, is a very popular strain and a good keeper. -- 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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