Garlic (softneck)

Garlic 'Picardy Wight'

Garlic (softneck) - Garlic  'Picardy Wight'

Common Name: Garlic (softneck)
Genus: Garlic
Cultivar: 'Picardy Wight'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 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: November to March


Originating from the historical province of Picardy in northern France but adapted to cooler wetter conditions this variety will grow anywhere in the UK - even where it has proved a challenge to other types garlic. It has strong flavour and it stores well so in France it is often plaited. It can be planted from autumn to early spring but ideally it should go in in December or January.

  • 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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