Polish Hardneck
Umbels, bulbils, and bulbs


Polish Hardneck

Allium Sativum Ophioscorodon

Personality profile: A true stellar Porcelain, Polish doesn't knock before entering, and with bulbs that can grow to be among the largest we've yet seen from this family group its a no brainer to grow Polish if feel that size matters.

Cloves: 4-6 large cloves per bulb.

Bulbils: Typical of most Porcelains, 100-200 bulbils per umbel.

Growing: A typical Porcelain cultivar with slender, regal leaves and a well curled scape. Scape removal is definitely recommended to achieve good bulbing and don't be surprised by browning of the tips early in the season. Porcelains tend to go brown in the leaf tips at the slightest indication of drought-like conditions, even while still growing strongly. Just be ready to water if necessary.

Harvest: Mid-season harvest. The wrappers are pretty sturdy on Porcelains and so the bulbs can stand waiting a bit longer before harvesting, maybe when 50 - 65% of the leaves are browning. Always dig down and inspect the bulbs to make sure they're doing well and use your own judgement.

Storage: Porcelains are a good storing garlic. Expect 8-9 months.

Pedigree: Came to RCF from Tom Ouchi of Vernon.