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PlantFiles: Soft Neck Creole Garlic
Allium sativum 'Ajo Rojo'

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative NicoleC 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 dmj1218 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.

Regional...

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

Madison, Alabama
Elgin, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)



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