Soft Neck Creole Garlic
Allium sativum 'Ajo Rojo'

Family: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Ajo Rojo
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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

Elgin, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

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

Performed poorly for me producing only small heads. Perhaps it needs warmer winters than in northern Alabama.

Neutral

On May 1, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Creole garlics are considered a seperate species from silverskins (seperate and unique DNA)--highly suitable and adapted to the south--Harvests mid to late season--stores 7-8 months. Almost Red in Color.