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botanical name:
Allium sativum 'Germidour'
Allium sativum 'Germidour' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Garlic 'Germidour'
family:  Alliaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 3 to 10
description:
Soft-neck garlic. Bulbs have lilac-purple tinged outer skins and purple skinned cloves. Good, rich but mild flavour when grown in cool climates. Late maturing.

cultivation:
Best on well drained, light alkaline soil. Generally needs at least two months at cool temperatures in order to form a good bulb.

propagation:
From bulb cloves, planted about 10cm deep, preferably in autumn.

usage:
Edible vegetable. Commercially grown in France, also suitable for the UK climate.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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