what is best garlic for zone 5

johnnyb4444(5 illinois)July 28, 2011

hi i never planted garlic and would like to try can i please have some help on which is best for my zone & some good places to order from. thanks in advance.

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Check out Gourmet Garlic Gardens. I ordered from there a couple of years ago and I ordered the northern sampler. I've since pared down to Chesnok Red and Georgia Crystal. I like garlic with fewer, larger cloves.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gourmet Garlic Gardens

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 11:39PM
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I have luck with kllanery red. I had better luck with that than chesnok red.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 5:15PM
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I'm north of you in sounthern WI. Growing German Extra Hardy, Russian Giant and Persian Star, plus a few unnamed varieties that I have collected over the years.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 12:09PM
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I tried several of the hardneck types but they are too hot for my taste.
I prefer the mild taste and large size of elephant garlic. I bought them at the grocery, planted them, and they did fine in zone 5.

That said, I am a lazy cook and am back to the jar of garlic that is diced and ready to go!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 8:27AM
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