Purple Creole Garlic Bulbs – Spring Planting


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Purple Creole Garlic Bulbs for Spring Planting

Purple Creole Garlic Bulbs are available this spring for planting. Kept in cold storage to mimic winter to provide the best spring planting garlic. Fall planting is preferred for garlic, but if Mother Nature provides a short cool spring, then a warm early summer, with hot temperatures a few weeks before harvest, they should grow well into nice sized bulbs. If you find that Mother Nature is not cooperating, the bulbs may be small. Even if they are small they are very tasty and will store for many months from a summer harvest. Another option is to harvest them early as green garlic.

Purple Creole Garlic Bulbs are from their own unique Creole family but have cross over characteristics of softneck silverskin and weak bolting hardnecks. They are the rarest of all garlic bulbs.  With 8-12 garlic cloves per bulb the bulbs and cloves being held tightly together makes for a great storing garlic despite difficulty peeling. Purple Creole is well adapted to mild winter climates and southern plant hardiness grow zones. Creole garlic varieties usually grow as smaller size garlic bulbs.  They don’t grow as well in Northern Regions with small bulbs as a result, but they perform much better in warm regions. Their taste is a true gourmet garlic flavor, and worth growing even if they are smaller in size.  Known as the longest storing garlic.

All of our garlic is non-GMO and non-treated. Our garlic is grown organically in the US on small family farms.

Purple Creole Garlic Details

    • Cold Stratified for Spring Planting
    • Weakly Bolting Hardneck, Creole Garlic Family
    • 8-12 Small, Medium Cloves per Bulb
    • Well adapted to warm climates
    • Great storage
    • Beautiful clove colors of red and purple make for great market appeal
    • Garlic flavor: Hot Complex flavor
  • SPRING GARLIC DETAILS: Purple Creole Garlic Bulbs – for Spring Planting will arrive in a netted bag, labeled by variety. Unpack and store in a cool, dry place or a refrigerator until it is time to plant. It is normal for spring garlic to have sprouts.
  • SHIPPING INFORMATION: Spring garlic begin shipping Early March. Choose your ship date upon checkout.

Basic Spring Garlic Growing Information

Planting Time: Plant in the spring to harvest as smaller bulbs or green garlic!

Sun Requirement: Garlic require full sun – the more the better!

Soil Fertility: Adding compost or a balanced organic fertilizer is essential for growing healthy garlic, especially if your soil fertility is low. For the best growth and yield, garlic need fertilizer at planting time and additional side dressing throughout the growing season. Our Keene Garlic Fertilizer is specially formulated for garlic!

Planting: Plant garlic as soon as you can work the soil in the spring. Separate cloves and plant each clove 4-6 inches apart with pointy side up and root side down into fertilized soil. Apply mulch and then water.

***For detailed instructions on how to grow spring garlic, see our blog post:

Planting Garlic in the Spring

Spring Garlic begin shipping in Early March. Choose your ship date upon checkout.

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*It is the purchaser’s responsibility to assure items selected will grow in their USDA hardiness zone and to choose appropriate ship dates. Local Extension offices are great resources for gardening information specific to each region and are highly recommended.

ABOUT US: Keene Garlic works closely with small organic farmers who have been growing for generations to produce top notch products for your garden or homestead. We personally have had continued success with these high-quality spring products for years and are delighted to share our favorites with you. When you purchase from Keene Garlic you are supporting small organic family farms, and you are making a difference!

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