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Garlic, Chesnok Red

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Regarded as one of the best ever for cooking.

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A versatile garlic holds its origins in the Republic of Georgia, and is said to be one of the best for cooking and has in fact won several “Best for Baking” contests. Holds its shape and flavor well when cooked. This variety grows best where winters are cold, spring is damp and cool, and summer is dry and warm. Harvest fall-planted garlic the following season in late spring or early summer, about 240 days from planting. Harvest spring planted garlic the same season, about 90 days from planting. This variety produces a deliciously tender and mild garlic scape, and its cloves offer a robust and medium heat pungency. Averages 5 cloves per bulb. Hardneck variety.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

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

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

Thin Thinning refers to removing extra seedlings so that seedlings are spaced at the recommended distance apart. Remove any extra seedlings when they are about 2 inches tall or have two sets of leaves.

6 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, 3-4 inches 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
Spread
6 inches
Height
18-24 inches
Thin
6 inches
Garlic, Chesnok Red is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This garlic grew awesome scapes! I like to try different varieties and this one grew wonderfully in my New England garden. I plant my garlic & shallots in a raised bed and cover all with 5-6" of straw to prevent winter heaving. We had SO MUCH snow last winter that it is amazing that anything survives and grows. This Chesnok Red garlic was a great multiplier; I got about 40 cloves from my 1/2 lb. Granted, this variety is small sized, but definitely numerous. I have made lots of tomato sauce with this to freeze and it is a lovely flavor, not too strong but definitely can taste. One plus in my observations; if you like garlic scapes, this variety made a lot of them...I had dozens, literally.....would grow again.
Date published: 2015-10-02
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