Heritage - Variety Seed Pack x 5 Bulbs

This pack includes:

Lubasha Wight ® x 3 bulb: Allium Sativum ophioscorodon (Hardneck) - An exceptional garlic variety originating from Ukraine yet well suited to growing conditions in the UK. Large cloves and bulbs with a vivid purple skin. Lyubasha in Russian translates as "Little loved one". Excellent for bringing strong base flavours to soups and stews but also excellent roasting garlic. In the Ukraine, a national pick me up as salo, peeled Lubasha cloves taken with salted pork fat and vodka. A Ukrainian nurse, working on the Isle of Wight, tells us "Ukrainian men no make love until they have had at least two shots of salo"! Stores well for up to 6 months from harvest. Best planted in the Autumn.

Porcelain Wight x 2 bulb: Allium Sativum ophioscorodon (Hardneck) - Originates in the Caucasus Mountain range, stretching between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Towering plants, with broad leaves the scapes form wide loops rather than coils. The bulbs have white wrappers enclosing 3-7 cloves. They are very hot and sulphurous, a raw taste lending well to salsas and spicy foods. They are also exceptional when roasted, exuding a nutty flavour. Porcelains have the highest allicin content of any of garlic's horticultural groups, the vital sulphur compound in garlic's health giving properties. Late to mature, they may store 6-8 months..

Please note:Photo may vary from contents, the contents of this pack is listed above in the product description. It may be necessary to switch out Garlic varieties for other similar varieties throughout the season.

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We ensure your Seed Garlic will arrive in good time for planting, and aim to dispatch Seed Orders; Late September – Early October, dependent on the garlic varieties you have ordered. PLEASE NOTE: If ordering Seed Products and Non-Seed Products together your entire order will not be dispatched until your Seed Products are ready. If you require Non-Seed Products sooner please place two separate orders (one for Seed and one for non-Seed products). Please do not order Green Garlic or other seasonal products along with Seed Products.

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  • Growers Tips

The basics: Plant your garlic in an area which will receive maximum sunlight hours. Place the cloves 3 – 4cm below the surface, root down (pointy end up) 6 inches apart. Water your garlic during dry periods, stopping watering completely during the last few weeks. Harvest when the lower leaves start to yellow and fold. Mid May – mid August depending on variety and location.


Click here for our detailed garlic growing instructions and our month by month garlic grower’s guide.

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