We’ve had a number of enquiries from growers asking about
germination. To give you some idea of germination
times I thought it might be useful to publish a
graph of the growth rates of our own garlic varieties.
The varieties are in 6 groups—3 hardneck and 3 softneck
and all were planted in pots in a polytunnel on
the weekend of the 18/19 October 2003. A list of
varieties is shown below and the growth recorded
is a simple measure of total leaf length per plant.
Hope this helps some of you!
Artichoke:Shantung Purple, Chinese
White, Red Janice, Xian, Polish White, Red
Toch, Japanese White, Greek, Inchelium Red,
Lorz Italian, California Early, California
Late, Asian Tempest. Creole: Morado, Music. Purple Stripe: Metechi, Chesnok Red,
Brown Tempest, Bogatyr, Persian Star, Red
Rezan, Siberian.Silverskin: Rose d’Auvergne, Thermidrone,
Rose du Var, Nootka Rose. Porcelain: Georgian Fire, Georgian
Crystal, Zemo, Leningrad. Rocambole: Roja, German Red, GSF.
The January 2004 edition of The Royal Horticultural
Society’s magazine ‘The
Garden’ features an article by Lia
Leendertz called ‘A New Taste for Garlic’. The
article is based on varieties grown by Garlicworld
and photos were taken here at our Lincolnshire