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what is best garlic for zone 5

Posted by johnnyb4444 5 illinois (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 28, 11 at 12:22

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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RE: what is best garlic for zone 5

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

RE: what is best garlic for zone 5

I have luck with kllanery red. I had better luck with that than chesnok red.

RE: what is best garlic for zone 5

  • Posted by skeip 4b / 5a WI (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 4, 11 at 12:09

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.

RE: what is best garlic for zone 5

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!

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