Crop Detail

Garlic is the second most widely used cultivated allium after onion. It has long been recognized all over the world as a valuable spice for foods and a popular remedy for various ailments and physiological disorders. It is grown throughout Pakistan and consumed by most of the people. It is used practically all over the world for flavoring various dishes. In America about 50% of the entire output of fresh garlic is dehydrated and sold to food processors. In Pakistan, Middle East and other countries, it is already being used in several food preparations especially in dishes, curry powders, curried vegetables, meat preparation, tomato ketchup etc. The important garlic producing countries in the world are china, Turkey, India, Thailand, Korea, Egypt, Pakistan etc. Garlic is considered as a rich source of carbohydrates, protein, phosphorous. Ascorbic acid content was reported to be very high in green garlic.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Biennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Thrips Garlic Maggots White Grub Cut worms
Chewing and Biting Pests
Blister Beetle
Fungal Diseases
Purple Blotch and Stemphylium Blight powdery mildew Garlic Rust Root rot Bortrytis White tip
Phalaris minor Cronopus didymus Medicago denticulata Rumex dentatus pre-emergence herbicide parthenium broad Spectrum
Sprouting of Bulbs in field Bulblets or Aerial Bulbs Splitting of bulbs Rubberification

Garlic Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Italian -
Chinese -
MJ-84 -
JS-1 -
Lehsan white 300-400 kg per acre
Pakhal Giant -
NS 756 (small one) 300-400kg/acre

Garlic Districts Wise Calendar

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Jamrud Road Peshawar

091-9224239 , 03481117070

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