Heirloom from 1912 brought to the USA by the Loiacono family.
A rich flavored Italian garlic brought to the United States from by the Loiacono family in 1912. Smaller number of cloves but bigger and squarer in size than the typical softneck. This variety is very adaptable and grows in a variety of climates. 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. Italian Loiacono maintains a higher quality in post-harvest storage than most hardneck varieties, storing well for up to 9 months. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. Softneck variety.
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Garlic, Italian Loiacono is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Great flavor!I bought these last fall and planted them a few weeks before last frost date. They all sprouted before the frost and survived the mild winter. I harvested one bulb a litttle early because my husband couldn't wait any longer. It was amazing! The cloves were decent sized and the flavor was excellent! I was a little worried that I may not have put enough soil amendments to offset our heavy clay but I must have. I'm going to try to save some to plant this fall but I'm not sure my husband will let me. I might end up buying more.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 5 out of
Planted in Fall, Large Summer HarvestI started harvesting these about 3 weeks ago and have a nice crop continually getting ready for harvest. Planted about 100 cloves and it looks like 100% survival. Planted late summer to early fall and half were under a cold frame and half out in the open, cold frame crop was earlier harvest. Very good flavor, will plant again.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 4 out of
Not moldyI bought these and Transylvania last fall. Mine were not wet or moldy when received. I harvested mine a few weeks ago and they're now cured and braided for storage. I'm surprised at how small the bulbs and cloves are. Possibly my ground was more compacted than it should have been. The flavor is good.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 1 out of
Rotted garlic seedsDon't know if it's Burpees way of handling or curing. All garlic bulbs received were moldy and wet internally.
Waste of money.
Will have to find another source.