Garlic ‘Printanor’ - *PRE ORDERS: SHIPS LATE-APRIL 2023*
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Botanical Name: Allium sativum
PRE ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRINTANOR GARLIC BULBS, SHIPPING LATE APRIL 2023.
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE CURRENTLY PRE ORDERS ONLY FOR GARLIC PRINTANOR.
IF YOU ORDER OTHER SEEDS AT THE SAME TIME YOUR SEEDS WILL BE DISPATCHED ASAP WHILE YOUR GARLIC BULBS WILL BE SENT SEPARATELY AT A LATER DATE.
‘Printanor’ is a delicious white skinned Garlic preferred by many chefs.
It has mid to strong, impeccable flavour and is excellent for all garlic uses. The cloves are easy to peel and often display a rose pink blush.
Typically produces medium to large, firm bulbs filled with plump, tasty garlic cloves. Considered to be the main commercial variety and one of the most commonly grown garlics in home gardens around NZ.
A French heirloom softneck variety that has been grown popularly in NZ since the 1980’s. It is simple to grow and keeps well.
Autumn – Winter
Sow Direct, or Transplant
Garlic is best sown in autumn and winter. Carefully break whole bulbs into individual cloves for planting, and sow pointy side up.
0°c - 10°c
21 - 28 days
Cloves are typically sown directly in place approx. 20cm - 25cm apart when soil temperatures are between 0°c – 10°c, however they can also be sown in trays for transplanting.
20cm - 25cm
155 - 190 days
Garlic is rather easy and fun to grow. Grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
The biggest and fattest cloves around the outside of your garlic bulb will produce the best plants. Many people simply eat the smaller inner cloves. Aim to sow your cloves the same day they are broken apart from their bulbs, as this process breaks their dormancy and they also will begin to dehydrate once broken apart.
Adequate spacing appears to be one of the simplest methods for dealing with rust, as plants spaced closely together can be devastated much more easily.
Garlic can be sown from April – August in New Zealand. Traditionally garlic was sown on the shortest day of the year in June, and harvested on the longest day of the year in December.
If birds or other animals are prone to disturbing your freshly sown garlic cloves, cover with netting or wire mesh until the cloves have put up their green shoots a few weeks later.
It’s ready to harvest when the tips of the leaves begin to yellow and the base of the stem goes soft. About a month before harvest you should reduce watering to improve the keeping quality of your garlic and help the bulbs focus on swelling.
Please note that garlic bulbs for sowing are only available during autumn and winter each year.
GARLIC BULBS PER PACKET:
|HOME GARDEN ($9.50)||3 bulbs (mixed grade)
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