- Like all Creoles, it is a long storing garlic.
- Harvest in late spring/early summer...stores well into spring.
Spanish Benitee is an interesting Creole that has a nice pleasant garlickiness but with some pungency. It is a lot more pungent than Burgundy and about as pungent as Ajo Rojo. This is a hot garlic when tasted raw. It has a pungency rating of about 8 or 9 on a scale of 10 and a garlickiness rating of about 6.
The size all Creole garlics grow to depends on where they grow as they require as much direct overhead sunlight as they can get. Most of them have grown in the Caribbean area the last 500 years and they get real big when grown down South but rather small when grown in the north because they cannot get the intense sunlight they need.
NOTE: Know where your food comes from, buy Spanish Benitee from the growers below: