Heirloom from 1912 brought to the USA by the Loiacono family.
A rich flavored Italian garlic brought to the United States from by the Loiacono family in 1912. Smaller number of cloves but bigger and squarer in size than the typical softneck. Harvest fall planted garlic the following season, late spring or early summer, about 240 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. Softneck variety.
Garlic is a relatively fuss-free crop and just needs about 1" of water every week-other week. Provide plants with extra water during especially dry periods.
How to Sow Garlic
Plant garlic cloves in well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun. Plant cloves with the pointed side up and set them 1" deep and 4 " apart in rows 1-2" apart. In the South, plant cloves in the fall for a spring harvest. In the North, plant cloves in early spring for a summer harvest and again in fall for a spring harvest. Spring planted garlic emerges in 14-21 days. Fall planted garlic may not emerge until spring. If it does emerge in the fall, and a heavy frost is expected, mulch tender greens for protection.
Harvest garlic when foliage dies back. Dig the bulbs out with a pitchfork and cure them in a
warm, dry place for a week. Then store the bulbs in a cool, dry place.