California Garlic (Allium sativum 'California Late'), or softneck garlic, offers wonderful flavor. It is among the most popular types of garlic to grow at home. As the name suggests, it is widely grown in California, but adaptable to almost all climates. You will experience zesty flavor that is slightly spice, and pungent. This is the closest to what you would find in the store, but so much better when it fresh out of your home garden.
California softneck garlic produces large, plump bulbs with papery skins, as well as plenty of creamy white cloves inside. This variety is very easy to grow, extremely productive, adaptable, and low maintenance.
Garlic is best planted in the fall, around the same time you are planting flower bulbs, such as tulips. Plant in full sun that has well-draining soil. It is best to break the bulbs into individual cloves, planting about 4-6 inches apart. For cooler zones, you can plant right up until the ground freezes. In warmer areas, plant right up until early spring.
|Botanical Name||Allium sativum 'California Late'|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Zone Range||3-9|