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About Svea Garlic Bulbs

A hardneck variety for true garlic lovers! Svea is a marbled purple stripe type hardneck garlic with beautiful purple and white wrappers. Svea has 5-7 large purple-brown cloves per bulb.

An eye-opening garlic with a strong, spicy flavor that mellows to a tasty nuttiness when roasted or baked. Hardneck garlic, like Svea, is also valued for its scapes, the flower stems that grow from the tops of garlic in early summer. Scapes are a delightful way to spice up recipes in early summer.

While garlic is used widely as a flavoring in cooking, it is also known to have many health benefits.

Growing Svea Garlic

Svea garlic thrives in colder climates and has moderate to good storage qualities. When planted in loose, well-draining soil, this late-season variety will produce bulbs 1.5-2".

It is recommended to plant garlic in the fall and by mid-summer, you will be delighted with a nice harvest. Separate the garlic bulb into individual cloves before planting. Plant the cloves pointed side up to ensure that when the stem grows it will be straight. Plant individual cloves approximately 2-4” deep, 4-6” apart, in rows 18-24” apart.

A half-pound set of garlic contains approximately 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 Medium - Large
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.2 - 7.5
Taste Spicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 3 - 9

Size & Spacing

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

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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