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Order of Harvesting

Posted by rcantor Z8 SW Oregon (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 9, 13 at 2:54

I've been able to find that Turban and Asiatic are the earliest ripening varieties, followed by Artichoke. And Silverskins appear to ripen last. What about the rest? As a general rule, from earliest to latest, how would you order Creole, Glazed PS, Marbled PS, Porcelain, Purple Stripe and Rocambole?

Thanks.


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RE: Order of Harvesting

I harvest all my purple stripes, porcelain and artichoke at the same time. I haven't noticed enough difference in the timing to warrant separate diggings. I have no Creole or Rocambole to speak of.
As you said, the Turbans and Asiatics come out earlier.

-Mark


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RE: Order of Harvesting

Probably the best answer to the question can be found in the link below. It is not only a question of which ripens first, but in knowing how to recognize when each type is ready to harvest.

And since the site also has photos & descriptions of every garlic in SSE's collection (just click on the 'Garlic' button) it is good garlic-flavored eye candy. ;-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Heirloom Vegetable Archive - Garlic FAQ


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RE: Order of Harvesting

Last year my Blossom turbans came in a month ahead of the hardnecks. I expected Silverskin to run late, but it was very much ready about the time the hardnecks were scaping. I have several varieties in my hardneck collection, from big Music to mid-size Appalachian to a small Korean strain, and they all come in at about the same time.


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RE: Order of Harvesting

For big scale market farming I am sure economics and convenience are factors, as MRAK said. But for me, the BACK-YARDENER simple indication is to watch for the leaves pattern. With about 100 plants I can manage to take care of that.


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