This hard neck garlic variety produces unusual red and white striped bulbs, with the same patterning showing on the large, plump cloves too. Garlic Sultop offers some of the heaviest yields and is also early to crop. The large cloves provide strong flavour and will store on the bulb until Christmas.
Plant garlic in rows in any well drained soil in full sun. It is important that the soil does not become waterlogged so incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve drainage and feed the soil. On particularly heavy soils, plant garlic in raised beds. Carefully split the bulb into individual cloves. Plant each clove at a depth of 2cm (1″) below the surface of the soil and 10cm (4″) apart, leaving 45cm (18″) between each row.