Lautrec Wight seed calendar

Kingsland Wight ® Seed
(2 or 4 Bulbs)

Allium Sativum ophioscorodon (Hardneck) - Our premium Lautrec garlic. White skinned, pink cloved, from near Toulouse, SW France. The most versatile of hardnecks, can be planted Autumn or early Spring but dislikes wet conditions. Better for south of England. Held by French gourmands as the best tasting of all French garlic. Keeps until February.

A beautiful white hardneck with purple cloves, a Creole type, similar to Rose de Lautrec, held by French gourmands to be France's finest garlic. DNA analysis suggests this garlic began life in Kazahkstan, garlic's centre of origin then travelled with the Mongols into Eastern Europe(1200AD) and then on a recognised garlic migration route to south west France, near Toulouse, on the pilgrimage to St James at Compostela. We called this royal garlic after Kingsland, the most fertile strip of land on the farm, whose rent was due to the King.

Horticultural Group: Creole
Origines: Lautrec, near Toulouse
Cloves: 8 - 12 cloves/ bulb (estimated)
Expected size: 50 - 60mm (estimated)
Planted: Sep - Dec
Harvested: June - July

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We ensure your Seed Garlic will arrive in good time for planting and aim to dispatch Seed Orders from Early-October onwards, 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, other seasonal Fresh Garlic or Elephant Garlic (eating) products along with Seed Products.

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Two Bulbs £5.95

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Four Bulbs £9.95

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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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