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

Item #: 69088T
1/2 LB (Avg. 4 Bulbs)

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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.

18-24 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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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
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Thin
4 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Garlic, Extra Select is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to grow and very flavorful! Planted this last fall and harvested recently. All of the cloves planted produced beautifully. Easy to grow, and store. The flavor is absolutely excellent. I very highly recommend this variety.
Date published: 2016-05-17
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
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