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Garlic, Maiskij

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Hardneck turban variety with robust pungency.

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Maiskij is another beautiful Turban garlic with a rich garlicky flavor that has a robust pungency. Grows well in most of the USA. Turbans are the very earliest harvesting garlics that store until mid-November. 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. This garlic is produces a deliciously tender and mild garlic scape for early season snacking. It offers a robust and rich pungency with medium heat. One of the best for baking. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. Hardneck variety.
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Hardneck

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

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

3-4 inches

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.

4-6 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

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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.
Type
Hardneck
Days To Maturity
90-240 days
Fruit Size
3-4 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
4-6 inches
Height
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
4 inches
Garlic, Maiskij is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9825.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zero return We planted 29 different varieties of garlic in October of 2015, including Shilla, another hardneck turban variety; of the 40 Maiskij cloves planted none grew, same with Shilla. We had success with the other non turban varieties, including those purchased from Burpee. Perhaps there was something about southeast Michigan's 2015-2016 winter that was not favorable to turban varieties. Regardless, we won't plant Maiskij (and Shilla) this coming season.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overpriced but good variety I was disappointed when I only received a few cloves for the high price I paid. I grew this last year in a trial with many other varieties including Spanish Roja, Shilla, Ajo Rojo, California Early, Inchelium Red and Silver Rose. Maiskij was actually the best performing variety as all heads were quality (not splitting), and were of good size. This even outperformed the soft neck which surprised me since I am in the SE.
Date published: 2016-07-22
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