Asiatics

The Asiatic family, as the name suggests, originates in Asia, specifically the east. A weakly-bolting hardneck, which simply means that it may grow softneck under warmer conditions. Like their cousins the Turbans (a group that is physically similar enough to cause confusion and mixups!), leaving the scape intact to bolt and form bulbils has less effect on bulb yield than other hardnecks. The bulbils are few, and large, so present a viable fast path for propagating a variety quickly. Asiatics should be planted later than other garlics, if possible, 2 to 4 weeks after your usual planting date. They tend to sprout immediately and not realize winter is coming.
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