Softneck Garlic

Chinese Pink Garlic

Chinese Pink Garlic

XG301

Very early season. Garlic lovers rejoice! When fall planted, this extra-early-maturing variety will put fresh garlic back into your favorite recipes a whopping 4 to 6 weeks ahead of almost all others. You will be harvesting Chinese Pink late May to early June. All your garlic-loving friends will be green with envy. This fine quality softneck has cloves arranged in two layers, which makes most of the cloves of usable size. It has white outer skins, pinkish-purple inner skins, and pink clove wrappers; stores for 4-5 months. Chinese Pink has a nice mellow flavor that everyone can enjoy.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order before September 15th for best availability.

Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.

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Approximately 50-90 cloves per pound.
  • XG301/D
  • 8 oz shipped in fall
  • $13.50

  • XG301/E
  • 1 lb shipped in fall
  • $21.25

  • XG301/G
  • 5 lbs shipped in fall
  • $86.50
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To See Hardneck and Softneck information below for cloves per pound.
1-2″4-6″N/AN/ANot Required


Folklore is rife with tales of garlic's ability to bestow strength and courage, treat a vast array of disease and infections, and to ward off evil. Modern day medicine has shown this remarkable food to be powerfully effective at boosting the immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, and fighting cancer.
CULTURE: People all over the world have used garlic for centuries. Specialty garlic is a food that can be enjoyed in a manner much like fine wine. Garlic thrives in rich, well drained, composted soil with a pH between 6-7. Adapted to many climates, garlic is easy to grow and is bothered by few pests. Separate the cloves of garlic just prior to planting. In the maritime Northwest, garlic is best planted by October so it has time to establish a good root system before cold damp weather settles in. When spring growth begins, water to keep the soil slightly moist, and fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer applied every 2 weeks until bulbing begins. As harvest approaches, watering should be less frequent to avoid molding or staining. Cut off any flowering stems at the top leaf to redirect energy to the bulb.
HARVEST: Garlic should be harvested when 3-4 green leaves remain on the stem. Each green leaf represents one layer of covering over the bulb in the ground. If there are no green leaves when you harvest, you may find the cloves are exposed when you dig up the garlic. Tie the plants in small bundles and dry in a cool, shaded, well-ventilated location. After about 2 weeks, you can hang the bundles in a cool location, out of any direct sunlight. You can also remove the stems and store the garlic heads in a mesh bag.

Hardneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon
These garlics typically produce 5-10 cloves per head. Approximate cloves per pound is 40-65 but this can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. Cloves grow in a single circle around a central woody stem. These varieties also produce, or attempt to produce, a flower stalk. What makes these garlics stand out is the range and quality of flavors they exhibit. Hardneck garlics have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Softneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. sativum
These varieties produce 6-18 cloves in several layers around a soft central stem. Approximate cloves per pound is 50-90 but this can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. These easy-to-grow garlics are excellent in the kitchen and usually have the best storage qualities. Great for braiding.

Elephant Garlic: Allium ampeloprasum:
Not a true garlic, these enormous bulbs have a much milder and sweeter flavor than garlic, as it's related more closely to a leek.
CULTURE: Elephant garlic is planted 6-8 inches apart and covered with 4-6 inches of soil.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order before September 15th for best availability.

Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.
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Fast Garlic
Jun 12, 2013  |  By Jason A
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If you want garlic before anyone else then this is the garlic to grow. All of my cloves sprouted quickly when I planted in Sept/Oct and I started harvesting in May. That is a first for me!