Elephant Garlic is becoming increasingly popular due to its mild distinctive flavour. It's much easier to grow than true garlic and produces a decent crop in most gardens.

BOTANICAL NAME: Allium ampeloprasum
FAMILY: Alliaceae

Elephant garlic is from the leek family and grows to the same size as a leek with very big heads.
Cloves are large, easy to peel and can be eaten raw, sliced into salads. It can also be steamed or boiled as a vegetable, cooked like onions in a soup or roasted in the oven.

Follow the same bed preparation and planting time as for garlic (see our blog for some guidelines)
Spacing: 18-20 cm between bulbs
Plant at 4-6 cm deep in rich, well drained soil in full sun.
Plant beween mid May and July. Matures in about 7 months.

Here a few photos of the recent elephant garlic harvest at KoruKai Herb Farm:

Data sheet

Elephant garlic cloves for planting into soil and growing them.

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