Allium sativum 'Valdour'
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
Garlic 'Valdour' Overview
Allium sativum 'Valdour' is a bulbous perennial cultivar in the Amaryllidaceae family. Garlic 'Valdour' is a softneck variety similar to 'A. 'Germidout' from central France that is planted in Autumn. It produces long pointed white cloves with occasional pink tinging. and will grow in most soil conditions throughout the winter. This flavourful garlic stores well.
Common problems with Garlic 'Valdour'
Garlic 'Valdour' Companion Plants
How to harvest Garlic 'Valdour'
Garlic bulbs will be ready to harvest within 6 to 7 months, when tops begin to yellow and fall over. Harvest before they dry out. Cure plants by hanging the bulbs in a cool dry place.
How to propagate Garlic 'Valdour'
Sow seeds in summer and autumn, 3-4cm deep and around 7-10cm apart.
Divide seed bulbs and plant the cloves pointy end up, 3 to 4 cm below the surface of the soil.
Special features of Garlic 'Valdour'
Repels harmful insects
Works as an insect repellant
Garlic is a light feeder, rotate crops annually to avoid a build up of disease in the soil.
Garlic can be grown in a pot as long as the container is deeper than 10cm
Other uses of Garlic 'Valdour'
Garlic cloves can be eaten raw or cooked and the flower neck of the Hardneck variety is edible and can be eaten in salads or stir-fries.