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Garlic, Extra Select

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These California produced mother bulbs are made up of several cloves.

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These widely adapted garlics are easy to grow and will keep 10 months. Proven tops for performance, flavor and wide adaptability. Great choice for home gardeners. 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 9 cloves per bulb. Softneck variety.
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Days To Maturity

90-240 days

Sun

Full Sun

Spread

4 inches

Height

18-24 inches

Sow Method

Direct Sow

Planting Time

Fall, Spring

Thin

4 inches

Life Cycle

Annual

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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, made into garlic salt.
  • Days To Maturity
    90-240 days
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Spread
    4 inches
    Height
    18-24 inches
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Thin
    4 inches
    Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Garlic, Extra Select is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bulbs When I ordered these garlic bulbs I was a bit skeptical about their freshness and size. When I received them, I was extremely satisfied with the quality. They were large beautiful bulbs and they were better than I expected. Burpee has a me as a regular customer from this point on.
    Date published: 2014-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Wonderful flavor. Our entire family really enjoyed this garlic and we are doubling our order size this year.
    Date published: 2014-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a Keeper I bought this garlic a few years ago and have been growing it ever since. Good flavor, easy to grow and each head of garlic produces lots of garlic cloves. I save one or 2 of the best heads of garlic to plant every year in fall.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Select Garlic - Wonderful Planted last fall, harvested this year. Almost all planted came up. They did well and taste wonderful in salads and in cooking. Not too strong, but definite garlic flavor!! This is a winner and i will plant it again and again. Last fall was my first so I can't testify about its storage - more on that over the winter.
    Date published: 2012-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good garlic This garlic is easy to grow, very tasty with good strong flavor. This is a must if you like garlic
    Date published: 2010-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Garlic I planted this garlic last fall. Just finished with the harvest. We had one last night.... wonderful mild garlic taste. The bulbs I harvested ranged from dinky to grocery-store size, most that were planted came up, and they did very well. Very happy with them; hope that they do last the 10 months promised. I received five bulbs to plant and have harvested around 3 dozen. This is only my second time trying to grow garlic, and I'm very happy with the results. I recommend this garlic!
    Date published: 2010-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice You can't *grow wrong here. I ordered my first bulbs for fall 2006 planting, each year I save a few for the the next season.
    Date published: 2009-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to grow - fun to share I tried garlic for the first time this past spring and I could not be happier. This is now going to be a regular crop in my little garden. When the garlic arrived from Burpee, I received more then I could use, so I shared the extra's with my sister-in-law who is also a backyard farmer. She also had great success growing these this past year. Every clove that I pealed from the larger bulb grew - every one! When I harvested them in the late summer, they grew into golf ball size bulb that packs a lot of flavor. I have shared my harvest with friends, family and neighbors and everyone has commented on how much they loved the fresh garlic. Give this a try, you will not be disappointed.
    Date published: 2008-10-13
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