Heritage - Lubasha Wight ® Rounds Seed 250g

Exclusive to The Garlic Farm : 'Lubasha Rounds'

Rediscover an ancient method of achieving excellent growing results. These Lubasha Rounds are the result of planting tiny cloves or 'bulbils' from the Lubasha garlic plant. These produce a 'round' in the first year which can now be planted to produce vigorous and beautiful Lubasha bulbs ready to harvest next summer.
The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight has been trialling the growing of garlic from rounds for several years with exciting results. We have a limited number of rounds available of our Ukrainian variety Lubasha to plant now.
Lubasha is a beautiful hard neck garlic with up to 6 large, fat cloves with some of the best eating and cooking results we have ever had.

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.

Origines: Ukraine
Planted: October - December
Harvested: July

Image of Lubasha Garlic Bulbs, is for illustration purposes only, to show you what can be grown from these rounds.

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We ensure your Seed Garlic will arrive in good time for planting, and aim to dispatch Seed Orders; within 3 weeks, 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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