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Late-season, Silverskin type. If reliability, high yield and long storage are what you want in a garlic, then Silver White is the choice for you. This Silverskin thrives in both cold and hot climates, produces beautiful, fat bulbs and stores at least 12 months! Silver White's hefty bulbs are covered with pure white wrappers that make gorgeous, long-lasting braids. Each head holds 15–20 cloves that are protected with red-blushed skins. A mild-flavored garlic, it develops a stronger bite in storage.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall—September through mid-October, depending on the season and the variety. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to Idaho, US Territories, or Canada.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Beautiful Long Storing Garlic

Bought and planted these in the back of flowers beds a couple of years ago. Had great success in that all the cloves produced a garlic head, although many were on the small size. So last fall I planted them in part of one of our raised beds in a spot all their own. It's May, and I can already tell that this is going to be an outstanding crop. All the plants are obviously larger now than those of the previous crop (I had planted in the back of flowers beds) on harvest day. And I still have, what? Nearly 3 months to go! (Zone 6a). This garlic is delicious and keeps really well. We are so pleased with the Silver White!

Lori L.B.
Very Small Bulbs for 2020 Harvest with 2019 Garlic Seed Order

Just harvested our Organic Silver White garlic purchased 03/04/2019 for fall delivery and I am without words since the garlic bulbs were extremely small. I have been growing garlic for 20 years and I have never harvested such a small bulb from freshly planted seed garlic. My favorite softneck is no longer available and I needed to replenish my softnecks due to their long storage so I made the decision last year to add Organic Silver White to my market garden and I have no idea what could have gone wrong since I planted as I have always and applied blood meal, bone meal and an all around fertilizer at time of planting in addition to straw cover. I am in zone 6a and we had a mild winter which should not have negatively impacted their size. These were planted 11/11/2019 and 11/17/2019. Harvested 07/11/2019. I have pictures of my seed stock and what I harvested and they did not put on any size. I strongly recommend looking for another softneck garlic since these failed to yield and were extremely small in size.

Seed Depth 2-3"
Seed Spacing 6"
Cloves per Bulb Hardneck: 5-10; Softneck: 6-18
Cloves per Pound Hardneck: 40-65; Softneck: 50-90

Folklore is rife with tales of garlic's ability to bestow strength and courage, treat a vast array of disease and infections, and to ward off evil. Modern day medicine has shown this remarkable food to be powerfully effective at boosting the immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, and fighting cancer.

Hardneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon Cloves grow in a single circle around a central woody stem. These varieties also produce, or attempt to produce, a flower-like stalk. What makes these garlics stand out is the range and quality of flavors they exhibit. Hardneck garlics typically have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Softneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. sativum These varieties produce cloves in several layers around a soft central stem. Approximate cloves per pound can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. These easy-to-grow garlics are excellent in the kitchen and usually have the best storage qualities. Great for braiding.

Elephant Garlic: Allium ampeloprasum Not a true garlic, these enormous bulbs have much milder and sweeter flavor than garlic, as it's related more closely to a leek. Elephant garlic is planted 6-8 inches apart and covered with 4-6 inches of soil.

• Garlic thrives in rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Work in 1 inch layer of compost, 1/2 cup of bone meal, 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• When spring growth begins: water to keep the soil slightly moist and fertilize with Age Old Grow or TSC's Complete fertilizer
• As harvest approaches: water less to avoid molding or staining
• Hardnecks: cut off any flowering stems (scapes) at the top leaf to redirect energy to the bulb; scapes can be used like green onions

Direct Sowing
• In Northern regions, garlic is best planted by the end of October, or 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes
• Southern regions may plant as late as March
• Separate the cloves of garlic just prior to planting, keeping as much skin on as possible
• Plant cloves pointed end up
• Mulch with clean straw or leaves to 4 inches

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: onion thrips, stem & bulb nematodes
• Pest control: Pyrethrin, 5–7 year crop rotation
• Common diseases: Gray mold/Botrytis, rust
• Disease prevention: 5–7 year crop rotation, avoid soggy soil

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when the top 4-5 leaves are slightly green and lower leaves are dry
• Begin checking for mature bulbs in late June
• Each green leaf represents one layer of covering over the bulb in the ground
• Tie the plants in small bundles and dry in a cool, shaded, well-ventilated location for about 3-4 weeks
• After curing is done, cut foliage and roots from bulbs and store in mesh bags
• Softnecks: you can keep leaves on and braid the whole plant

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