Elephant Garlic

Elephant Garlic

SKU: 2579-1 Sold out
$10.95 for 1/2 lb bag

Shipping Window for this product: 9/26 - 11/30/19


The scoop on Elephant Garlic

This variety has earn its name by producing bulbs that are about twice the size of other larger garlics. The flavor of Elephant garlic is mild and well suited to eating raw, sliced in salads and chopped into bruschettas and gentle salsas. Grilling, baking and roasting pulls up the sweetness in this variety. Technically a leek, rather than a garlic (all closely related), this plant's foliage can also be snipped and eaten, if you don't mind a harvest with slightly smaller bulbs.

Why Grow Garlic?

  • The best reason to grow fresh garlic - flavor!
  • Growing garlic allows you to choose the intensity and subtleties you prefer; rich and deep or bold and biting
  • In addition to the bulbs, garlic shoots (scapes) on hardneck types can also be eaten and are delicious in stir-fries, scrambled eggs, salad dressings and pestos
  • Deer, rabbits and rodents ignore garlic and other members of the onion family
Elephant garlic is shipped in 1/2 lb. bags, which is usually 5-8 big cloves. After harvesting, elephant garlic keeps up to 6 months.
Botanical Name: Allium ampelopresum
Common Name: Elephant garlic
Growing Zones: Zones 6-9
Sun/Shade: Sun
Flowers: Fall planted bulbs mature June-July
Flower Color: Grown for edible bulbs, not flowers
Height: 4-5 feet tall
Plant/Bulb Size: 5 to 7 huge clove to plant, approx. 1/2 pound
Bloom Timing: Late spring to early summer, snip flowers to channel energy to bulb formation
Pkg. Count: 1/2 lb bag