Garlic, Bear’s (Allium ursinum), packet of 30 seeds, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$4.95

Family:  Lily (Liliaceae)

Hardy to zone 3 to 9

(Bear’s Garlic, Bears Garlic) Bulb-forming perennial native to Western and Central Europe.  This is the European form of ramps, a delightful woodland edible that can be eaten whole, usually lightly braised with other delicacies.  Plant prefers cool moist shade and rich soils of woodland or shade garden. Sow seeds in the fall for reliable germination in the spring.  Alternately, give 90 days cold, moist refrigeration, then sow outdoors in cool, moist shade.  Long term and ongoing germination is typical, so the planting area should be well marked and mulched to limit weeds.

30 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Monija

    Excellent

    Monija (verified owner)

    Excellent results with these seeds. I ordered them twice and I will order more. I use whole plant for salads, soups, pasta, sauces, pizza, omelets . The taste is a cross between onions and garlic, but not as heavy or pungent as garlic cloves. Very healthy and tasty!

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    • Betty

      Can you grow it in FL?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Betty, No, it needs a cold winter. Try Garlic Chives, very dependable in Florida. We also recommend the Egyptian Onions. Its hot in Egypt.
      Richo

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    Hello, the germination rate is excellent but I have to tell you we cannot ship seeds to Brazil–the authorities in Brazil reject all seed shipments. richo

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    • Simona

      Can you ship to Canada?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      we ship to canada many times daily

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    • Kathy Skaggs

      Do you send them to northwestern KY? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, of course

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    • Caryl

      Do they grow well in Oregon?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, I have a patch of them growing underneath a large hawthorne tree. r

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    • Mike

      Can these be started indoors. We live NY and it’s a little chilly right now. But would like to start them

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Mike,
      I’ve had best results with starting them outdoors but its certainly worth a try. You might give the seed a short moist refrigeration before planting, and use a peaty mix. Richo

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    • Sally Porter

      Can 7 buy these in a formula already made up

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Sally, These are seeds for planting. Therapeutically, bear’s garlic has no particular advantage over regular garlic, which is widely available in grocery stores.
      Richo

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    • michele

      what about eating garlic cloves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Michele, Bear’s garlic doesn’t make cloves. That’s regular garlic (Allium sativum) that makes the stinking rose. Bear’s Garlic is used more like a green onion, or actually more like ramps, if you’re familiar with that. richo

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    • PETRONA

      I live in FLORIDA but I want to get the BEAR GARLIC are you saying it will not grow in Florida

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Petrona, I don’t know specifically–you could try. I planted some three years ago and pretty much forgot about it and found the flat full of six-inch leaves this spring. So it can be done. It won’t take Florida sun, that’s for sure, but in a shade garden, watered occasionally, it might just work. Supposedly suitable for a Zone 9 max. Richo

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    • Wendy

      Cal the Bear’s garlic bulb be used as an effective anti-biotic, like the regular garlic? Can the bulb be crushed and used as a poultice for rashes, infections, etc – like Allium sativum?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Wendy,
      The bear’s garlic is not strong like regular garlic, it is in every way similar to ramps.
      Richo

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