Sunday, July 27, 2014

Garlic Harvest #2 Results


Today I cleaned up the "Russian Red" garlic that I harvested last weekend. It has been drying on a rack in the shop and was ready to clean and put into storage. I harvested 12 bulbs this year with a total harvest of 5 lbs. 6.7 oz. The largest bulb was 8.5 oz., the smallest was 5.3 oz., and the average bulb size was 7.23 oz.


It is interesting to note that the average bulb size for the "Russian Red" garlic harvest was bigger than last year - 7.23 oz compared to 6.77 oz in 2013. But for the "Chesnook Red" garlic it was smaller this year - 2.99 oz compared to 3.44 oz in 2013. The "Russian Red" garlic continues to create really big bulbs. Side by side they dwarf the "Chesnook Red". Now I will set aside 2 of the largest bulbs of each variety for planting this Fall. The rest will go into mesh storage bags and we can begin enjoying them.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

That is a huge difference between the two varieties. I also have a couple of larger varieties and some smaller ones that I am trying to get to grow larger by planting only from the largest bulbs this year. I do think I did better than last year (which was pretty abysmal) so I am anxious to do the big weigh-in once they are cured.

Daphne Gould said...

Wow those are large bulbs. I forget what mine usually do but I'm guessing 3 oz like your smaller ones.

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

That is some seriously big garlic! They weigh more than many of my onions. I am happy with 2 oz bulbs, but 8.5 ounces is AMAZING to me!

Tossing Dirt said...

What great garlic. We don't get anything that size here.