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Garlic 'Valdour'

Allium sativum 'Valdour'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Crop rotation

Garlic is a light feeder, rotate crops annually to avoid a build up of disease in the soil.

Pot plant

Garlic can be grown in a pot as long as the container is deeper than 10cm

Other uses of Garlic 'Valdour'

Culinary, medicinal


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​.


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