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Elephant Garlic - A Mild Giant Garlic for roasting


In a nutshell....

Closely related to a leek and produces very large cloves which are delicious roasted. One clove of elephant garlic can weigh the same as a whole head of ordinary garlic. It has a sweet, mild garlic flavour. Dispatch starts mid October each season.


Best planted from October to February and is available for dispatch from mid Sept to January

Elephant Garlic - Seed Garlic

Elephant garlic is more closely related to a leek and produces very large cloves which are delicious roasted. One clove of elephant garlic can weigh the same as a whole head of ordinary garlic so plant the garlic at a wider spacing of at least 12 inches apart. The Elephant Garlic cloves are particularly large this season for even better crops your end.

Has a sweet, mild garlic flavour. 'De rigueur' at fashionable dinner tables all over the country.

Plant September to December for best results. 1 clove will yield 1 bulb of 5-7 cloves the following year. Remember you can re-plant your excess next Autumn so only need to purchase Elephant garlic for the first year. Yes, we know it's expensive but unfortunately it's also very expensive for us to buy!

Choose Amount: You can buy Elephant Garlic in sets of one, two, three, ten, or 40 (1Kg) cloves. Please select the required amount using the 'Cloves' Tab above the 'Add To Cart' Button.



How to grow Garlic:

Prepare your soil well. Mix in plenty of good compost or envirogrind to raise the fertility of the soil. Many gardeners will tell you to space your cloves at six inches between plants but if you like bigger bulbs you can increase the spacing to 20cm. Make sure you plant in the sunniest part of the garden as garlic need full sun to thrive. Only but bulbs from a good source as ordinary shop bought varieties may not be suitable or carry disease which can be introduced to your garden. If you have a wet site with heavy clay soil grow your garlic in raised beds to keep them for getting waterlogged.

Break up the bulbs into individual cloves when you plant them and be careful not to damage or bruise them. Place the cloves in the soil 3-4 cm below the surface with the pointy end facing up. Only plant the best cloves and discard and damaged, thin or small ones. Remember that garlic needs a period of cold, at least below 10 degrees for a period of 6 weeks for the bulb to split into individual cloves. This is why garlic needs to be planted in the Autumn or very early Spring.

You will need to give your garlic a little care during the growing season. If the year is dry (shouldn't be a problem!) make sure you water them through dry periods. You however should stop watering in the weeks coming up to harvest. Carefully remove any weeds as they appear but be careful as garlic has a shallow root system which is easily damaged. We recommend adding sulphate of potash to your garlic in February which will give the plant everything it needs to grow big, tasty bulbs.

You will know when your garlic is ready to harvest when the leaves turn yellow-brown. You are better to harvest before the stalks fall over (unlike onions) as the bulb will open and will be prone to rot in storage. Dig your garlic carefully and remove any loose soil, if the weather is warm and sunny leave on the ground to dry otherwise bring indoors to an open airy place. Don't remove the garlic stalks or foliage as you'll need these to plait the garlic and to keep it fresh while drying. The longer the tops stay on the garlic the longer it will stay fresh.

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Mikal C.
February 14th, 2020
It's nice to try something new, easy to grow and light enough taste to it, thanks.
December 08th, 2018
I hadn't realised that this was sold by the clove, so was a bit surprised when it arrived!
September 20th, 2018
Large sized cloves arrived. Look healthy. Will be planting out soon
Brid Burgess
July 08th, 2018
Very happy with this garlic
March 25th, 2018
Looks good looking forward to harvesting these
March 05th, 2018
October 13th, 2017
Excellent quality, Mild
September 29th, 2017
Francis Harte
June 13th, 2017
I grew some of this last year and was astonished that it could grow so big. Its avery versatile ingredient and can be eaten by itself. It has a milder flavour than most garlic and does look great on the dinner table. I'm looking forward to seeing how this batch turns out as I as very peased with the last.
Mary Toner
June 05th, 2017
Hello Ordered elephant garlic received it the next day great service. there was ecellent information about it on their web site. There was a little surprise in with it such a thoughtful touch. Will order more products from quickcrop again. Best Regards May Toner
April 19th, 2017
Looking forward to seeing how they do.
February 07th, 2017
New one for me, let's see how it grows in the South of Spain, Lovely looking clove. Planted Oct 2017
November 04th, 2016
The single clove of elephant garlic was huge. Looks very clean and disease free. Looking forward to seeing how it grows. Delivery and packaging were bang on. Very happy.
September 27th, 2016
Hoping to see great result next summer, first time sowing garlic
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Asked By David Walsh
on September 20th, 2018
Are there autumn sowing shallots at all, or is it only garlic and onion sets?
Answered by Niall
on September 20th, 2018
Hi David Sadly we only stock Shallots in Spring so only Onion and Garlic for now Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Surendra Kumar meena
on December 24th, 2017
Can I get this garlic seed in India?
Answered by Niall
on January 02nd, 2018
I am afraid we don't know of any suppliers of Elephant Garlic in India
Asked By Olov
on September 05th, 2016
Hi. When do you plan to have this product in stock again.
Answered by Andrew
on September 05th, 2016
We will have all our Garlic stocks in at the end of the month. They will be available for sale from later this week
Asked By Matthew Gough
on October 07th, 2015
If I plant the cloves now (early october), when should I expect to be harvesting them? I'm trying to plan my winter bed and my summer bed for next year!
Answered by Andrew
on October 07th, 2015
Hi Matthew. If you plant garlic now you would be harvesting late next Summer. I hope this helps. Andrew
Asked By M Staunton
on September 01st, 2015
Just to clarify 2 euro per clove? Surly a mistake is it not 2 euro per bulb?
Answered by Andrew
on September 02nd, 2015
Hello, Elephant Garlic is supplied in cloves rather than bulbs, they are very big.

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We will be operating our business as usual over the coming months as thankfully, current lockdown measures haven't required us to close our warehouses. Delivery times had been impacted earlier in the year with the increase in online shopping putting immense strain on couriers. We are nearly back to normal here in Quickcrop so we expect to have your order to you within 2-5 working days, and 7-10 working days for Raised Bed orders.

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