Garlic (softneck)

Garlic 'Early Purple Wight'

Garlic (softneck) - Garlic  'Early Purple Wight'

Common Name: Garlic (softneck)
Genus: Garlic
Cultivar: 'Early Purple Wight'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

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

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

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
Months to Plant Outside: November to March




This robust purple garlic will produce large bulbs as early as mid May in the south or early June further north. It hails from the village of Cadours in south western France and is the earliest European garlic. You will be able to be cooking with this garlic within as little as three months after planting although earlier planting is best.

  • Garden care: Plant from November to early march (if frost permits). Space the cloves 15cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Uproot as soon as the leaves start to fade and dry the bulbs before use.


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