Garlic (softneck)

Garlic 'Provence Wight'

Garlic (softneck) - Garlic  'Provence Wight'

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

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous

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


This garlic produces large fat white cloves bordering on the Elephant Garlic size which are ideally suited to fish and vegetable dishes. It originates from the lush valleys of the Drôme in the north of Provence in France and unlike many other types from the Mediterranean it responds well in the last three months before harvest. It also stores well and can often be kept until January. Ideally it should be planted from September. It is possible to plant right up to late spring but you may get smaller sized bulbs.

  • 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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