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Elephant Garlic | 4 Cloves

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4 Elephant Garlic Cloves

Although the name would suggest otherwise, allium ampeloprasum Elephant garlic is not actually garlic, but a stem leek. It looks like a giant garlic bulb with a white skin, and the flavour is similar to conventional garlic but milder. However, the cloves are much larger, and have a variety of culinary uses, and are particularly good for roasting. Elephant garlic plants are around three feet high, and has leaves typical of allium plants.

Planting Tip - Protect crops from birds by covering them with netting or a cloche.
  • Mild Flavour
  • Versatile
  • Great for Roasting
  • Size: 4 cloves
  • Type: Elephant Garlic
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Planting Time: January to March
  • Planting Depth: 3cm (1")
  • Planting Distance: 8 - 15cm (3 - 6")
  • Harvesting Time: From late June
  • Uses: Multi-purpose

Our bulbs are all harvested at just the right time to ensure they are of the best quality and size. With careful handling and specialised packaging, you can feel confident that your bulbs will arrive in perfect condition!

Elephant garlic is wonderfully easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Elephant garlic is fully hardy, so it well suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting in Pots: You can grow your Elephant Garlic in pots at least 20cm (8in) in diameter and depth.
  • Position: Plant in full sun for very best results.
  • Soil Types: Your garlic can be planted in any type of soil.
  • Soil Preparation: Dig in plenty of compost or well-rotted manure before planting.
  • Planting Distance: Plant shallot sets 8 - 15cm (3 - 6") apart, and 3cm (1") deep so the tip is showing. They should be organised in rows that are 30cm (12") apart.
  • Pest Control: Ensure good soil sterilisation, rotational practices, and crop nutrition to reduce the risk of pests.
  • Watering Requirements: Water regularly, especially during dry spells.
More Information
Common Name Garlic
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Supplied As Vegetable Bulbs, Tubers & Sets
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