Growing garlic in NSW


In Australia each year, approximately 300 to 500 tonnes of garlic is produced.

Fresh consumption of garlic is around 3,500 tonnes imported mainly from China, Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and the USA.

While there has been a decline in production in Australia over the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Australian garlic in the last two years for the fresh and processing market.

Introduction of improved, higher yielding varieties and a greater appreciation of the fresh product at retail level has improved the market prospects for locally grown garlic.

Topics covered by this factsheet include:

  • Production areas
  • Soil and climate
  • Varieties
  • Planting material
  • Land preparation and planting
  • Nutrition
  • Cultivation and weed control
  • Irrigation
  • Harvesting
  • Grading and marketing
  • Storage
  • Yield
  • Insect pests
  • Diseases


Primefact 259 Second Edition

Published: Jan 2012