Garlic- Rojo de Castro (Bulb)

Allium sativum

Bulb, Supplied Loose (NOT TO TAS, WA)

$5.00
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  • Spanish variety
  • Matures mid to late season
  • Rich, nutty flavour
Minimum Order Quantity 2

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Description

Garlic- Rojo de Castro (Bulb)

Allium sativum

NOT TO TAS, WA

  • Spanish variety
  • Matures mid to late season
  • Rich, nutty flavour

A hardneck variety that matures mid to late season, originally from Cordoba in Spain. Bulbs are round and small with silvery skin. Cloves have red to brown skins and a hot, peppery flavour. Cloves can be planted mid-season through winter. Adapted to hot, low-humidity environments from northern NSW to TAS. The name is associated with Fidel Castro; also known as 'Cuban Purple'.


Hardneck - Creole variety.
8-12 cloves per bulb.
Plant March to July; harvest November to February.
Stores 10+ months. 

Product code: Z-GAR-08

Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 3cm
Season Autumn and early winter
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing 20cm
Plant Spacing 10cm
Plant Height 30cm
Position Full sun, very well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 270 days

*Notes: For larger bulbs, remove scape when it begins to straighten.

How To Grow

Store on wire racks in a cool, dry, airy place until planting.

  1. Choose a location in full sun with very well draining soil.
  2. Dig over soil; garlic prefers a slightly acidic soil rich in organic matter.
  3. Space rows 20cm apart.
  4. Plant individual cloves 10-15cm apart with the pointed tips facing upwards; do not plant very small cloves.
  5. Plant 3-5cm deep so the tips are just below the surface.
  6. Mulch with straw or lucerne.
  7. Keep well watered during warm weather.
  8. Remove scapes (flower stalks) when they begin to curl.
  9. Harvest when leaves begin to turn brown and there are 4-6 green leaves remaining; lift the whole plant out of the soil with a garden fork.
  10. Cure (dry) bulbs in a shady, well-ventilated area for 3-10 weeks before cutting the dried leaves about 2cm from the bulb.

Shipping

We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 3-5 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
  Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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