Garlic bulbs available in 2022

garlic bulbs

Our Autumn planting vegetables this year will include seven different varieties of garlic. Pick up your garlic from our Autumn event on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.

Garlic needs a month or more in the ground at a temperature of 10C or less, and Autumn planting gives you the best chance for this. So you can get planting yours soon – all you need to do is decide what sort to grow.

To help you choose, here are some notes…

Carcassone Wight

  • Exceptional hardneck garlic with pink cloves
  • Great strength of flavour
  • Good skin cover
  • Has great vigour in the UK climate
  • Can be planted in autumn or spring
  • This variety was probably brought to Carcassonne by pilgrims travelling east

Caulk Wight

  • Purple-striped bulbs which resist splitting
  • Hardneck variety from Eastern Europe
  • Grows well in the UK climate
  • Good flavour and easy to peel
  • Perfect for autumn planting
  • Harvest as early as June

Germidour (organic)

  • Fast growing French variety with high yields
  • A rich purple head with ivory clove skins – very attractive non-flowering variety
  • Can be strung or plaited
  • Winner of RHS Award of Gardening Merit
  • Plant October or November for harvest in June
  • Lift as soon as mature. Should keep until December following harvesting

Mersley Wight

  • Has the best keeping quality (up to 10 months)
  • Softneck variety well suited to UK growing
  • Classic silverskin garlic
  • Larger cloves and very vigorous
  • Plant in late winter or ideally early spring
  • Harvest in late July or early August

Messidor (organic)

  • A new, very attractive white variety
  • Produces very high yields
  • Strong roots – an excellent choice for our wet British winters 
  • Harvest semi-dry from June
  • Has 10-15 beige cloves per bulb
  • Softneck variety with a rounded flavour

Picardy Wight

  • Originally from the fields of Picardy, growing around the battllefields of the Somme
  • Hardneck variety which copes really well with cooler and wetter conditions – will grow where other varieties have struggled
  • Strong flavoured bulbs which store well
  • Plant from October to March
  • Harvest July to August


Thermidrome (organic)

  • A traditional variety producing large white heads with a hint of pink, and large white cloves
  • Very hardy so ideal even in harsh conditions
  • A non-flowering, softneck variety which can be strung or plaited
  • Plant in October or November
  • Harvest in July – the bulbs should then keep until the December following harvesting

You can pick up your garlic bulbs from our Autumn event on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall.

If you have a small garden or plot, getting your garlic from us means that you don’t need to buy a whole pack. It’s also great if you fancy planting more than one variety and you just want one bulb of each – or if you want lots, but want to save some pennies (and avoid paying for postage). Although seed costs have increased for us this year, we’re keeping our prices at just £2 per bulb (which helps towards covering our costs).

We’ll have several varieties of onions, some shallots, vegetable seeds and plants available too.

If you can’t make it to our Autumn event, we will offer any remaining stock afterwards. You can Join our email list for updates.

garlic, onions and shallots

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