Chinese Edible Plants

Mark Mazer
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:52:40 PDT
>	If anyone can find a source of one-bulb garlic, I'd love to 
>know. Anyone know an adventurous grower in Gilroy , the garlic 

Hi Jim:

Trader Joe's carried single bulb chinese garlic. I saw it at the produce stands along Main Street in Flushing, Queens, New York City, and also at the large supermarket on 138th Street just across from Joe's Shanghai Restaurant where the soup dumplings and turnip cakes are a must eat.  Freddi may be heading up there this winter, I'll put it on our shopping list and let you know if we get some.

Growers of garlic can cultivate a single clove plant by planting immature cloves of almost any variety late in the planting season.  I have had the best results with variety called S+H silverskin here, but don't go through the trouble anymore.  I prefer the taste of multi-cloved garlic and found the single clove less pungent for some unknown reason.

Mark Mazer
Hertford (36.25968, -76.55247), NC USA
Zone 7b-8

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