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Elephant Garlic – the colossal member of the allium family that brings a unique twist to your culinary endeavors. While more closely related to leeks than to true garlic, Elephant Garlic shares similar growth habits with a few delightful distinctions.

Each bulb of Elephant Garlic holds four to six enormous cloves, surpassing the size of regular garlic bulbs. Weighing in at a pound or more, these cloves are not only impressive in size but also boast a mild garlic-like flavor that adds a delightful hint of pungency to your dishes. Peeling these cloves is a breeze, thanks to their easy-to-peel nature.

What sets Elephant Garlic apart is its exceptional storage capacity. Despite its giant size, the bulbs keep very well, resembling the longevity of soft-neck garlic varieties. This makes it an ideal choice for market gardeners looking for a popular and profitable crop.

Elephant Garlic thrives in colder climates and is known for its cold hardiness. Its ability to withstand frigid temperatures makes it a reliable addition to your garden. With 3-4 large cloves per bulb, this unique allium not only brings an onion-like taste but also adds a touch of novelty to your culinary creations.

When planting Elephant Garlic, ensure you select an area where onions, chives, leeks, shallots, or garlic have not been planted in the past four years. This helps prevent diseases and ensures optimal growth. Remember to trim the flower stalk back to 8 or 9 inches to allow the bulb to flourish.

A half-pound set of garlic contains approximately 3-4 bulbs. Each bulb contains several cloves for planting. The actual quantity may vary depending on bulb size.

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Fruit Color White
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 3 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow garlic bulbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


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