Photo courtesy of Van Bloem Gardens

Allium Sativum 'California'


Large, plump soft neck bulbs that have papery skins and plenty of creamy-white cloves bursting with excellent, spicy-hot flavor. California White Garlic is easy to grow, very productive, and adaptable to any climate

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24-32 in


6 in

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 8

Interesting Notes:

Gophers love garlic; protect your beds with gopher wire or traps.

Garlic Growing and Maintenance Tips

It is important to have a free draining soil. Excellent drainage is very important to give the edge on climate and disease. Garlic grows best on friable (crumbly) loamy soils that are fertile and high in organic matter. Gardeners who can grow onions can grow garlic since the culture is similar. Garlic does well with high amounts of fertilizer.  When the leaves turn brown it is time to harvest. Carefully lift mature garlic bulbs out of the ground and allow to dry in the sun for several days. This gives the outer skin a chance to cure.

Allium Sativum 'California' Characteristics

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average