Evaluation of Variety Performance for Fall-Planted Garlic in Saskatchewan (2004) - 3 pages
Commercial production of garlic is limited on the Canadian Prairies, as growers find it difficult to
compete in the wholesale markets with low price imported product. There is however considerable interest in growing garlic in the hobby garden and for local sale. Variety selection is one of the most important decisions any garlic grower makes - but it is particularly important on the Prairies as growing conditions are challenging. Trials conducted a decade ago by the University of Saskatchewan demonstrated that fall planting generally results in superior yields and quality under Prairie conditions ...but only if adapted varieties were planted. In 2002 and 2003, we re-examined the performance of a range of garlic varieties in fall-planted trials in Saskatchewan.
The trials were conducted on research plots managed by the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon SK. Planting material was obtained from commercial and private suppliers of “seed garlic”. A couple of varieties were also obtained “off the shelf” from local retail groceries. The plots were planted out in mid-October.