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  • White – most common
  • Elephant – larger, mild flavour
  • Red – red skinned

Cultural Requirements:

  • Soil
    Well cultivated and well drained soil essential
    Add Organic Compost at time of preparation
  • Fertiliser
    General Garden Food – 200g/m² prior to planting
  • Planting
    May to June
    Harvest mid December when tops fall over
    Plant cloves 5-8 cm deep, 10cm apart


  • Harvest in midsummer when tops fall over
  • Lift and dry thoroughly in a well ventilated sunny area for 1-2 weeks
  • Once dry, hang in bundles of 6-8 in a dark, ventilated place
  • Keeps up to 1 year