Southern Glen (Subtropical) Seed Bulb
AU$7.75 incl. GST
The Southern Glen is my favourite flavoured subtropical garlic with lovely sweet, rich and spicy garlic flavours and with a heat that is subtle but persistent.
Southern Glen is one of the two sweeter Subtropical garlic (the other being Glen Large), however, this cultivar has lovely richer, spicier notes. Very suitable for raw use and gentle sauteeing – but if you want to sautee or use in pasta the Italian subtropicals are better and sharper.
Warm climate, short day garlic suited for growing in warmer regions of Nth NSW and QLD. Grow in GREENHOUSES in the Southern States. These subtropical garlic evolved in Formosa (Taiwan) where it acclimated to shorter warmer Winters and warm to hot Springs requiring only a very short 5.5 – 6.5 month growth cycle (compared to 7-9 months for other garlics). Whilst technically being a softneck that produces up to 3 layers of irregularly shaped cloves it produces a short scape that terminates within the stem, often producing bulbils that bulge through the stem.
Plant in mid-March and again in October.
Flavour: Spicy and great pizazz
Heat: Moderate delayed heat, persistence
Origin: Formosa (Taiwan)
Garlic seed bulb size: 50mm – 70mm (diameter)
Natural storage: 7-9 mths+
Plantable Cloves per Bulb: 7-15
Harvest: Extra Early Harvest, when died back to 6 green leaves
Flavour intensity: 3.9/5
Heat intensity: 3.7/5
Flavour characteristics: Sweet and spicey with lingering heat
Culinary: Raw & Sautee
Climate: Subtropical & Warm Temperate (milder winter regions)
Regions: Warmer regions of QLD & Northern NSW and SA, WA
Growth cycle: 5.5 – 6.5 months
Bulb Arrangement: Oblong to rounded tear drop shape, pink skin
Clove Shape: Irregular rounded wedge & petal shapes