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Warm Region Heat-Tolerant Garlic varieties are specifically bred to thrive in climates with mild winters and hot summers. Varieties such as “Creole Garlic,” “Ajo Rojo,” and “Burgundy” are well-suited for these conditions. These garlic types are generally hardneck varieties, which means they produce a flowering stalk called a “scape,” but they are more adaptable to warm climates compared to typical hardneck types.
When growing heat-tolerant garlic, it’s crucial to plant them in well-drained soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. They require full sun exposure and consistent watering, especially during dry spells. Fertilize with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer at planting and again in the spring. Harvesting usually occurs in late spring to early summer when the lower leaves start to brown. These varieties are known for their rich, complex flavors and long storage life, making them an excellent choice for warm-region gardeners.