5 Elephant Garlic Cloves

Code: PL9432
5 Elephant Garlic Cloves
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5 Elephant Garlic Cloves

5 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.

Variety Information

Size 5 Cloves
Type Elephant Garlic
Hardiness Fully Hardy
Planting Time January - March
Planting Depth 3cm (1 Inch)
Planting Distance 8-15cm (3-6 Inches)
Harvesting Time From Late June
Uses Multipurpose


Mild Flavour
Great for Roasting

Planting Tip

Protect crops from birds by covering them with netting or a cloche.
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Elephant garlic is easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: elephant garlic is fully hardy and are well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for growing in pots at least 20cm (8in) in diameter and depth.
  • Position: plant in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: 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 (3-6in) apart 3cm (1in) deep so the tip is showing, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.

Pest Control: ensure good soil sterilization, rotational practices, and crop nutrition to reduce risk of pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry spells.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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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, we can assure you that your bulbs will arrive in perfect condition.


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