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Garlic, Chinese Pink

Short Description

Very early variety that produces a nice very compact bulb with many small cloves layered inside the bulb.

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Chinese Pink is the earliest to harvest in spring when planted the previous fall. You can have garlic at least a month earlier than main season varieties. Has a deliciously strong flavor with a mild heat, making it great for baking. Harvest fall planted garlic the following season, late spring or early summer, about 210 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. This turban garlic is best consumed within 2-4 months of harvest. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. Hardneck variety.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-240 days

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

4 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

Planting Time The recommended time of the year in which this product should be planted.

Fall, Spring

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Sep 12, 2016

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Item 69383T cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, ID, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI, WA
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How to Sow

  • In the South, plant cloves in the fall for a spring harvest. In the North, plant softneck varieties in early spring for a summer harvest and hardneck varieties in fall for a spring harvest.
  • Plant cloves in well-drained soil rich in organic matter and full sun when you receive your bulbs. Do not hold your bulbs until the next planting season.
  • Each bulb is made up of several sections called “cloves” held together by a thin, papery covering. Before planting break the cloves apart and plant each separately.
  • Choose a location in full sun with well-drained soil where you did not plant garlic the previous year.
  • Work organic matter into your soil at least 6-8 inches deep, removing stones, then level and smooth.
  • Plant in rows 1-2 feet apart, 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart. Firm lightly and water gently.
  • Plant cloves with the pointed side up.
  • Spring planted garlic emerges in 14-21 days. Fall planted garlic may not emerge until spring.
  • If the garlic emerges in the fall and a heavy frost is expected, mulch tender greens for protection.

How to Grow

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Harvest when the foliage begins to yellow. At this time bend back the tops to hasten yellowing and drying of the tops. Feel around the top of the bulb to make sure the cloves have formed.
  • Pull up the plants and allow them to dry in the sun for a few hours. Spread them out in a well-ventilated location until the tops are thoroughly dry, about 3-4 weeks.
  • Cut off the tops 1-2 inches above the bulbs, or braid the tops together for softneck varieties. Store loose bulbs in a dry, cool, airy place in baskets, or hang braided garlic strings.
  • Garlic may be frozen, make into vinegar, or made into garlic salt.
Days To Maturity
90-240 days
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
4 inches
Height
18 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Life Cycle
Annual
Garlic, Chinese Pink is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing growth, great flavor I'd never grown garlic before but love it so I thought I'd give it a try. The Chinese Pink is very tasty variety so I went with that one. Decided on a fall planting with winter-over so I waited till it got cold, November, and got started. Fertilized and tilled the soil, apparently fertilizing is important with garlic. My daughter and I separated out the cloves and dropped them in the ground. We put in about 25 as we didn't want to get too crazy not knowing what we were doing essentially. Put down 2" of mulch on top and let em be. The funny thing ... EVERY ONE of them came up. They popped up in December (we figured they would). And this past winter was a VERY mild winter. They were supposed to winter-over but I think they just kept on growing through the winter, albeit slowly. Once spring hit, they really took off. Once the scapes were right, we harvested the scapes and grilled them. Wow they were good. Just finished harvesting the last of the bulbs. They ALL turned out good. We got a few very large ones, a bunch of medium-sized ones, and a few small but overall, I'd say it's one of the best crops I've ever turned out. Might have to try this again next fall.
Date published: 2012-06-27
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