Metechi Garlic seed stock from Peaceful Valley

Metechi Garlic

Details

  • Type: hard neck purple stripe garlic
  • Color: 
    • white outer layers
    • almost solid purple striping on clove wrappers
  • Maturity: “late maturing”
  • Size:
    • 2″ and larger diameter bulbs
    • 5-7 large cloves per bulb
    • “grows larger than other garlics”
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: “very strong, hot garlic”
    • Heat: very strong
  • Disease Resistance: ?
  • Storage Quality: medium
    • stores better than most hardnecks

Notes:

  • easy to grow
  • easy to peel (a little harder to peel than rocambole garlic)
  • sometimes spelled ‘Metechie’

Sources: (where to buy)

Results from My Garden:

2013-2014: 1 lb seed stock from Peaceful Valley = 42 cloves 

  • planted 11/9/13 at 5″x6″ spacing

  • harvested 6/14/14 (217 days)
  • 40 heads = 3 lbs 9oz (avg 1.5 oz each)
  • 15 have symptoms of stem & bulb nematode
  • 2/40 = 5% susceptible to stem & bulb nematode

2014-2015: 1 lb seed stock from Peaceful Valley = 8 heads = 78 cloves (4 seemed diseased/rotting) == 74 good cloves … 40 planted

  • planted 11/2/14 at 6″x6″ spacing
  • as of 11/29/14, they still haven’t sprouted. I checked on a few, and they look fine and have germinated. Not enough water? Not warm enough soil? planted too deep? 2 other varieties were planted on the same day, at the same spacing, in the same bed…maybe not as deep, though. They have almost all sprouted.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.