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Allium sativum var. sativum
Synonyms: A. sativum

Common Name(s): Garlic; softneck garlic
Family: Liliaceae
Growth Habit: Winter Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 280 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 63 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -51° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Well drained sand or silt loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Clear
Grown as annual in mild climates. Does not typically produce a seed Commonly used in California for commercial mass production. Some varieties suitable for cold climates. Best in areas of low levels of humidity and precipitation.
Rhizoctonia, Rust
Additive - flavoring
Tropical-rainy, subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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