German Extra Hardy Garlic
$9.95 – $215.95
German Extra Hardy Garlic AKA German White. Our best performing garlic for northern gardeners. 4 – 6 large cloves, easy to peel and high in sugar content makes German Extra Hardy an excellent roasting garlic.
German Extra Hardy Garlic History
German Extra Hardy Garlic AKA German White. Our best performing garlic for northern gardeners. 4 – 6 large cloves, easy to peel and high in sugar content makes German Extra Hardy an excellent roasting garlic. German extra hardy is in the porcelain group of hardneck garlic varieties. Harvest the scape in spring for a garlicky spring treat! PLEASE NOTE: Garlic will ship end of September! Prices on website reflect the additional shipping charges for garlic shipment.
How To Grow German White Garlic
plant German extra hardy garlic in fall about four to six weeks before the ground freezes. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of at least 8″ and mix in some slow-release, granular organic fertilizer. Just prior to planting, break up the garlic heads into individual cloves, leaving as much of the papery covering on each clove intact as possible. Plant cloves 3″ to 4″ deep, orienting them so the pointy ends face up.
Water gently to settle the soil, and then cover the bed with a 4″ to 6″ layer of straw. Even as air temperatures drop, the soil will stay warm enough for the newly planted cloves to establish roots before the ground freezes. Sometimes you’ll see some green shoots form in fall; that’s fine and won’t harm plants. They’ll begin growing in earnest in spring. Next spring and summer, keep the bed weeded and watered.
Preserving And Storing German Extra Hardy Garlic Bulbs
Peel the garlic, making sure to discard any bruised or damaged cloves. Cut the cloves in half lengthwise, place them in an electric food dehydrator, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying. If you do not have a food dehydrator, you can dry the garlic in your oven. Make drying racks by stretching cheesecloth over the oven racks and securing it with toothpicks. Place the garlic on the racks and turn the oven to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours, then lower it to 130 degrees until the garlic is completely dry and crisp. Click here for more preserving and storing tips.
German Garlic Plant Recipes
Roasted garlic is a revelation. Have you tried it? When you roast garlic long enough, it transforms from pungent and crisp to mellow and soft. It’s irresistibly caramelized and spreads over bread like butter
Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. German Extra Hardy Garlic contains sulfur compounds, which are believed to bring some of the health benefits. It is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. Garlic supplements help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold. High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with known high blood pressure (hypertension). In some instances, supplements may be as effective as regular medications.
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