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Softneck Garlic
Allium sativum 'Lorz Italian'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Lorz Italian
Additional cultivar information:(aka Lorz Red Italian)
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Category:

Bulbs

Vegetables

Herbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Madison, Alabama

West Fork, Arkansas

Thousand Oaks, California

Valdosta, Georgia

Elgin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 28, 2013, NicoleC from Madison, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Produces large, dense heads with a strong spicy flavor. A household favorite, we've saved and replanted bulbs for 3 years now with no loss of quality or size.

Neutral

On Feb 28, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

For info only. Northwest heirloom brought to Washington state's Columbia Basin from Italy by the Lorz family before 1900. Medium warm with a zesty flavor that is not harsh and lingers on the tongue. Great for roasting. Softneck, 12-18 cloves per bulb.