Elephant Garlic (Bulb)

Allium ampeloprasum

  • Enormous bulbs and cloves
  • Easy to grow in all climates
  • Also known as Russian Garlic

Bulb, Each
Garlic is a seasonal product, available from late summer to autumn. Sold out for 2023.

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Elephant Garlic (Bulb)

Allium ampeloprasum


  • Enormous bulbs and cloves
  • Easy to grow in all climates
  • Also known as Russian Garlic

Closely related to leek, elephant garlic produces very large bulbs 10-15cm across, with white skin and 2 to 5 cloves each. Cloves are huge with tan skin and a mild flavour between true garlic and leek. Cloves are easy to peel and can be roasted whole, sliced and added to salads or chopped and used as an onion/garlic substitute.

Plants have broad blue-green leaves with a central rib and tall flower stalks topped by large spheres of pink or purple flowers in summer. Plants produce numerous small bulbils around the main bulb; these can be eaten or planted to produce bulbs over two seasons. May grow a 'round' (single round clove) in the first year and flower and form bulbs in the second year. Plants will form a large clump over time. Very easy to grow and suitable for all climates including subtropical and tropical zones. Also known as 'Russian Garlic'.

Plant cloves Autumn and Spring (cold climates), Autumn, Winter and Spring (subtropical and tropical climates). Harvest after flowers begin to dry. Stores up to 8 months. 

Product code: Z-GAR-16

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Quick Planting Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5cm
Season Autumn, winter and spring
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 30cm
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 120cm
Position Full sun, very well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 270 days

How To Grow



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