French garlic

Garlic 'Cristo'

French garlic - Garlic  'Cristo'

Common Name: French garlic
Genus: Garlic
Cultivar: 'Cristo'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: August & September
Months to Plant Outside: October to March


A continental variety which produces plump white-skinned cloves that have a delicious strong flavour and a light aroma. It can be planted in autumn or spring for harvesting the bumper crops in summer. Not just useful for adding flavour to food garlic is also well known as a companion plant as it acts as a powerful insect repellant. Try dotting it around your more precious plants and marvel at the results!

  • Garden care: Plant from October to early march (if frost permits). Space the cloves 15cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Uproot as soon as the leaves start to yellow and leave them on the surface of the soil to ripen before storing them in a light airy position which is dry and frost free.

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