Wild garlic belongs to the onion family. The leaves are entire and lanceolate. The plant has a small, elongated oval bulb. Wild garlic leaves are mostly lance-shaped, green and up to 15 cm long.
Wild garlic – Fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Cultivation & harvest
Wild garlic is grown in semi-shady locations. The plants thrive best in humusy, moist soils which should also be as calcareous as possible.
The plant smells strongly of garlic and is especially well suited for preparing salads, sauces, creamy or yoghurt-based dips or for wild garlic butter, a milder version of garlic butter.
Fresh wild garlic keeps for about two days in the crisper drawer of the fridge. Ideally, the stems of the leaves should be wrapped in damp kitchen paper.