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Mid-season, Artichoke type. Considered an improved selection of California Early. This popular softneck is white skinned with some occasional pink. It’s also one of our best varieties for roasting. The mild but true garlic flavor is a hit with all garlic fans. Stores for 6–9 months.

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 9 reviews
Good to see you have changed suppliers

Hi I have used Territorial seed since 2020 for most of my seed and have had really good products up until this Susanville Garlic came along. Back when I was farming, I use to raise around 75 acers of seed Garlic for a Magor Garlic grower in Ca. and yes some of it was Susanville and was raised alongside Honey Lake in Susanville Ca. When I received the Susanville seed from Territorial the clove size was good but some of it was soft and some of it was bruised pretty bad. It appeared to me that it was either grown in some heavier soils or was not allowed to dry long enough after mechanical harvest before bulk bagging in the field and resulted in a low seed quality and low germination. I had about a 65% survival rate of this seed stock. What did survive did produce some nice sized bulbs with high quality cloves. I do believe Territorial either missed this or did not think it was as bad as what it appears to have been from reading the reviews. Anyway, this one whoopsie will not denture me from purchasing seed and seed stalk from them in the future, (I have already purchased my garlic seed for this coming year) they have a great variety of garlic choices and have really good descriptions of what to expect from all of the products they sell. I do believe they take Pride in their company and products, and this is the first time anything like this has happened.

only worth heirlooming

I was sent some seed that included a huge seed bulb and it created some very small bulbs. I feel like this is one of those varieties, it simply just takes some time to develop from year to year. If I saved seed over a couple years maybe I could get a good harvest, but right now I don't think its possible to break even on this garlic.

Calvin G.
Unsuccessful clove sprouting

I planted the cloves last fall (2021), and not one clove has sprouted. I'm severely disappointed. Very odd that the failure rate was 100%. I wonder if this were a bad batch. Regardless, I will be hesitant to purchase this variety in the near future.

So sorry to hear that! We have a 100% guarantee on our products and I have reached out to our customer service to have them issue you a refund.

Susanville success

Planted the approximately October 26, 2021. The growth in Zone 7B has been incredible, however no bulb formation just yet. I anticipate late May early June for a little rummage to see bulb progress. Yet, every bulb planted sprouted and are growing strong. Wish I could upload a photo of the gorgeous growth.

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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