Allium scorodoprasum
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Allium scorodoprasum

elephant garlic

  family alliaceae 
  genus allium 

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Genus  Allium Species  scorodoprasum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  elephant garlic Family  ALLIACEAE Specimen number  S9227 Data source  UnVeg p188
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' 6" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 04 Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is ideal for Allium scorodoprasum.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Allium scorodoprasum is most often used as a flavoring.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Clumps Crop spacing  1' Row spacing  2' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Apr 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  90 to 120 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Bulbs Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  April is normally the best time to begin planting. Provide 1' spacing when grown in quantity. Separate each row by approximately 2'. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 90 to 120 days. Propagation of Allium scorodoprasum can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Allium scorodoprasum has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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