Garlic belongs to the lily family. The walnut to apple-sized bulb of the garlic plant is covered with a whitish to purplish skin. Inside it is divided into 10 to 20 small bulbs, which are also known as cloves. Garlic has an intensely savoury flavour. The violet bulbs have the most flavour.


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Cultivation & harvest

In wine-growing regions such as the Palatinate, garlic thrives excellently, as it prefers warmth and sun. The soil should provide humus, loose and permeable properties. The most suitable here for sandy soils.


Chopped or whole cloves can be used as a seasoning for vegetables, sauces, marinades or salad dressings.


The garlic bulb can be optimally stored in the dry cellar or in a storage room under cool and light-protected conditions. Individual garlic cloves as well as chopped garlic can be stored in the refrigerator wrapped in a damp cloth for up to 2 days.