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Deliciously smooth, with medium pungency, Early Red Italian is a softneck garlic that can be harvested 1 to 2 weeks ahead of other varieties, at just about the time when the prior year's supply is about depleted. This cultivar also holds very well, lasting seven to eight months in a cool, dry, well ventilated spot. Bulbs contain 11-18 plump, round, creamy cloves. Early Red Italian garlic tolerates hot spring weather better than many other varieties.
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|Botanical Name:||Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon Early Red Italian|
|Common Name:||Softneck Early Red Italian|
|Flowers:||Fall planted bulbs typically mature in June|
|Flower Color:||Grown for edible bulbs, not flowers|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||2.25-2.5"+ diameter bulbs|
|Bloom Timing:||Late spring to early summer, snip flowers to channel energy to bulb formation|
|Pkg. Count:||3 lg. bulbs; 1/2 lb.|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Garlic Planting Guide|
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