From Territorial Seed: “Very early-season, Turban type. When fall planted, this extra-early-maturing variety will put fresh garlic back into your favorite recipes a whopping 4-6 weeks ahead of almost all others. You will be harvesting Chinese Pink late May to early June. This fine quality garlic blurs the line between hard and softneck types. Its plump cloves are arranged in two layers, and the plants nearly always throw scapes but rarely result in the tough inner core. It has white outer skins, pinkish-purple inner skins, and pink clove wrappers; stores for 4-5 months. Chinese Pink has a nice mellow flavor that everyone can enjoy.” Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed.
Care: Plant 6-8″ apart, 1-2″ deep. Harvest when all but 3-4 leaves turn dry and brown (usually July). Hang to dry in cool, shady, ventilated area for 2 weeks, then store in a cool dark location.