Allium sativum 'Albigensian Wight'

Allium sativum ‘Albigensian Wight’

Garlic

  • Botanical name: Allium sativum 'Albigensian Wight'
  • Common name: Garlic
  • Family: Alliaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable, Evergreen
Foliage colour:

Green

Allium sativum ‘Albigensian Wight’

Given a fertile, sunny site, garlic (Allium sativum) is easy to grow, bearing large, strong-flavoured bulbs that will last well into autumn. There are two basic types to choose from: hardneck varieties generally produce larger bulbs and have a more intense ‘garlicky’ flavour than softneck varieties, but don’t store as well.

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Plant garlic in either spring or autumn – simply separate the cloves of the bulb and plant them individually at a depth of 5cm, spacing them 10cm apart. If you garden on heavier soils, it’s worth planting garlic in raised beds, or stating the cloves off in modular trays first, to transplant at a later date.

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Allium sativum ‘Albigensian Wight’ is a heavy yielding, softneck garlic variety with a good flavour, and is ideal for both autumn and spring planting.

How to grow Allium 'Albigensian Wight'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

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Allium 'Albigensian Wight' and wildlife

Allium 'Albigensian Wight' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Allium 'Albigensian Wight' poisonous?

Allium 'Albigensian Wight' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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