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|I planted about 40 varieties of common garlic. Some of them came out of the USSR. Very few of them produced seeds, so I culled most of them.
One variety that produces seeds somewhat reliably for me is PI540319. It's one of the Soviet varieties.
Another variety that I isolated this year is the seediest garlic that I ever grew. It produced about 6 seeds per flower stalk. Wow!!!!
This is what the seeds turn into after one year:
We remove bulbils to allow space and nutrients for the flowers. This is what that looks like after bulbil removal.
And if we are lucky then a few seeds are formed...
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