Allium ampeloprasum

Elephant Garlic

Easy to grow, edible members of this diverse family include Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Leeks, Green Onions and Chives. Leaves grow best in cool weather and moist soil. Mature Onions, Garlic and Shallots form bulbs in summer. Feed early in growing season with low nitrogen, high potassium and phosphorus fertilizers. Slower grown from seed, but you will get a larger crop and more varieties to choose from. Easiest to grow from small bulbs called sets. In mild winter areas, plant in fall. Elsewhere, plant in earliest spring. Store Garlic bulbs and Onions in a cool, dry, airy place out of direct light.
Allium ampeloprasum, Elephant Garlic
Milder than smaller garlics, bulbs get 6 times as large. Mild tasting leaves. Plant certified disease-free cloves in early spring, or fall in mild winter areas. Pick flower stalks. In summer, when leaves turn yellow, bend stalks to the ground. Harvest when leaves turn brown. Dig bulbs, do not pull. Remove soil, tops and roots, and dry outside for 2-3 weeks.

Attributes - Allium ampeloprasum

Plant Type: Bulb

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Edible. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Thrips.

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