This garlic variety hails from Italy, boasts a sweet yet mild flavor profile and produces medium and large bulbs that fill out a garlic braid nicely. Italian is a long time favorite of gardeners and chefs due to its mild but true garlic flavor. These heads yield large outer cloves which are easy to peel and once peeled reveal cloves with a lavender tint. This is another super variety for braiding and displaying in the kitchen. Italian tends to harvest earlier than other varieties if you are growing garlic and are interested in a staggered harvest.
Seed Grade: bulbs over 2 inches
Storage life: up to 1 year
Preferred climate: grows well in southern climates as well as warmer northern climates.
Yield: 70-80 cloves per pound.