Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs
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Garlic Germidour (Pink) 2 bulbs

Grow your own for first-class flavour!
  • Award-winning, reliable variety producing large, succulent bulbs with pinky skins.
  • An easy-to-grow, reliable early cropper – thrives in full sun and most soils.
  • Mild, subtle flavour and delicate aroma – perfect in salad dressings and for cooking.
  • Harvest from early summer – it will store well for 3 months or more.
  • Supplied as 2 bulbs to split into approximately 10-12 cloves for planting.

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‘Germidour’ is one of the most satisfying varieties of garlic you can grow, producing lovely large and compact bulbs with white, papery skins that are attractively streaked with pinky-purple. It has a mild, subtle flavour and delicate aroma – perfect for a wide variety of savoury dishes whether used raw in salad dressings or for cooking. Originating in France, this worthy winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit is well suited to the UK climate, being virus-free and a reliable cropper with bulbs that typically contain about 10-12 succulent cloves.

This softneck type garlic doesn’t produce flower stems but will mature earlier than hardneck types and also has better storage properties – up to 3 months or more in good condition after harvesting. The garlic that is most commonly sold in supermarkets is softneck – but don’t be tempted to propagate shop-bought garlic as it will be more prone to disease and crop far less efficiently than plants grown from these superior horticultural quality bulbs.

Traditionally, garlic is planted on the shortest day of the year (21-22 December) and harvested on the longest (20-22 June), although it can be planted in the autumn or spring. Autumn plantings will produce earlier crops and although winter hardy, may benefit from protection from the cold – or can be grown in a greenhouse or tunnel. If planting in the spring, just wait until the frosts have gone before placing the cloves in the ground. ‘Germidour’ will thrive in a sunny spot in most well-draining soils. If your soil is heavy, prepare the plot in advance by digging in some well-rotted garden compost, and also some sand or grit, to improve fertility and drainage. Alternatively, grow in good-quality compost in raised beds, trugs or containers. Garlic doesn’t take up much room, making it an ideal choice for small-space gardening. It is a good companion plant for roses and other plants or vegetables that are vulnerable to greenfly as its aroma will help to repel those little beasts!

Supplied as 2 bulbs ready to split into approximately 10-12 cloves for planting.
Grows up to 60cm (24in) height by 15cm (6in) spread.

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Item 360008 supplied as:

Supplied as 2 bulbs ready to split into approximately 10-12 cloves for planting.

Grows up to 60cm (24in) height by 15cm (6in) spread.
Harvest from June to July.
Performance subject to growing conditions.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Garlic doesn’t like to be too wet, so if your soil is heavy or prone to waterlogging, try planting in raised beds or large pots using good-quality, well-draining compost.
  • Plant next year’s garlic in a different spot as crop rotation will minimise the risk of disease.

Care Information

How to grow ‘Germidour’ garlic

  • ‘Germidour’ can be planted in the autumn for early crops, or from March to April, once the frosts have gone.
  • Choose a sunny position in the garden that hasn’t been used to grow onions, garlic or leeks before.
  • If your soil is heavy, or prone to waterlogging, prepare the plot in advance by digging in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost (avoid using fresh manure) to improve fertility and drainage. Or grow in good-quality compost in raised beds, trugs or containers of at least 20cm (8in) diameter and depth.
  • Divide each bulb into individual cloves – one bulb will typically split into approximately 10-12 cloves for planting.
  • Plant each clove with flat end downwards, pointy end up, about 3cm (1˝in) deep so that the tip is showing, at intervals of at least 15cm (6in) and leaving 45cm (18in) between each row.
  • Firm the soil and keep watered through the growing season as necessary; do not allow the soil to dry out or become waterlogged.
  • Keep weed-free and protect from birds while the plants are young.
  • Reduce watering towards harvest time to avoid the bulbs getting over-wet, which may cause them to rot.
  • Harvest autumn-planted bulbs from May, or spring-planted bulbs from June onwards, when the leaves begin to turn yellow and dry.
  • Loosen the bulbs with a trowel and then lift out gently. Shake off the soil from the roots and leave to dry out in the sunshine, or hang in a warm, dry, airy position.
  • Bulbs will keep well for 3 months or more stored in a cool, dry and airy place.

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Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
15 cm
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