Meet German Red – the rocambole hardneck garlic variety that made its way to North America centuries ago with German immigrants. It’s the go-to choice for home gardeners who crave a rich, full-bodied flavour that gets even better as it dries and cures. When it hits the pan, this garlic keeps its bold taste without going bland. Plus, each bulb reliably yields 8-12 large, satiny cloves of white and purple that are easy to peel – a chef’s and food lover’s dream! While it’s versatile, German Red truly thrives in cooler climates.
As it grows, it produces tender scapes that you can enjoy in your meals. Plus, those curly scapes make for a unique and beautiful vase decoration. And if you let them keep growing, you’ll be treated to stunning pink flowers from late summer to early fall.
- Blooms: Summer
- Light: Full sun
- Height: 40-60 cm (16-24 in/po)
- Bulb Size: 44-50 mm
- Planting Depth: 5 cm (2 in/po)
- Spacing: 15-20 cm (6-8 in/po)
- Packaged: Packaged in Canada
- Origin: Product of Canada
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
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