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Garlic, Silver Rose

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Very fast growing with mild flavor. Great for braiding too.

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A smooth, silvery-skinned garlic with rose-colored cloves and mild flavor, it ingeniously evokes and amplifies the flavors of other recipe ingredients. Silver Rose is widely adapted and produces consistently in any climate. This variety is fast growing and stores well for up to 6 months when stored loose or braided. 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 16 cloves per bulb. Softneck variety.
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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.

12-24 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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Sep 26, 2016

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Item 69090T 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
12-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Thin
6 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Garlic, Silver Rose is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Garlic is Tops Being impatient, my son began using the sprouting tops of our Spring started Silver Rose Garlic as one would chives. Excellent flavor & aroma! Don't know why I never thouget to use the tops before but will in the future. Great garlic, too.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overpriced Only received a few cloves which was disappointing for the high price. Some of the heads I grew split and ones that did not were small.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rotted seeds Very disappointed in this package. Don't know if it's Burpees way of handling or curing, but all the seeds are moldy inside. Will have to look elsewhere.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I followed the directions provided and planted the garlic in October. We had a mild winter in NH. I harvested the garlic this August and the bulbs were small even though the tops were brown and had fallen over. When I tried to pull them up, they broke off the "stems" and I was unable to braid them. It cost me $28.00 for garlic and shallots. The shallots were spectacular, but the garlic was barely useable. It would have been much cheaper to buy garlic at the supermarket.
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plant It In November & Harvest In Early April!! This is a very good, sturdy and virtually quick growing garlic (4 months). I started experimenting with it 2 yrs ago and I have no complaints so far. 10" deep well drained cultivated soil, rich in organic matter, composted manure, lots of bone meal, some blood meal and a good slow release fertilzer like Osmocote and they'll thrive. You'll see shoots pop out of the ground within a week of planting.
Date published: 2010-10-09
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