Garlic, Chesnok Red

Allium sativum


  • Organic
  • Hardneck
  • 8-10 cloves per head
  • Retains strong flavor when cooked
  • NOTE:  1lb offerings are smalls, splits, or irregularly shaped bulbs

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.



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Garlic, Chesnok Red Description

This garlic originates around the village of Shvelisi in the Republic of Georgia.

Garlic has a history of over 7,000 years of use in human culture and is native to central Asia. As well as being used for food, it has also been useful as a medicine, even as recently as World War I and World War II.

Some European cultures have been known to associate garlic with "white magic" or spiritual protection, giving rise to the belief that it will ward off vampires.

Learn to Grow it

You should break heads of garlic apart carefully into cloves for planting. Plant them in the fall after the first hard frost for a summer harvest and keep them well mulched over the winter.

Space your plants or seeds 4-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1-2 inches deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. This crop may require regular applications of fertilizer and water.