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botanical name:
Allium sativum 'Marco'
Allium sativum 'Marco' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Garlic 'Marco'
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 white outer skins and cloves. Good strong flavour and stores well.

cultivation:
Best on well drained, light alkaline soil. Generally needs at least two months at cool temperatures in order to form a good bulb.
In the UK climate, not as strong growing as some other varieties.

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

usage:
Edible vegetable.

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