Garlic Chesnok Red
Easy to peel and so attractive!
This late-season garlic is especially good for baking, due to its creamy texture. The bulbs are white on the outside with 8 to 10 brilliant red cloves inside. Chesnok Red is also an excellent choice for storing, as it lasts 4 to 6 months.
It's quite easy to grow, having very few problems with pests. Plant it in rich, well-drained soil -- garlic doesn't do well in dense soils with few nutrients. You should separate the cloves just prior to planting, placing them 4 to 6 inches apart and covering them with 1 to 2 inches of soil. In the north, garlic is best planted in October, while southern regions should plant between November and January. 1/2 pound.
|Species||sativum var. ophioscorodon|
|Zone||3 - 9|
|Additional Characteristics||Award Winner, Easy Care Plants, Edible|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington|
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