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A few words about using the catalog - varieties are listed below
A few words about using the catalog - varieties are listed below

The 2014 crop will be listed for sale after harvest around mid-July 2014. For 2014 we will not be selling our garlic by individual bulbs as we have in some prior years. We do wish we could continue to sell it that way but garlic is only our hobby and unfortunately there just is not enough time in the day for everything. Our kids are growing up too fast and we don't want to miss out on spending time with them. (and of course we have real jobs that we love too) For 2013 we will be selling 5 bulbs per variety as a unit; there is no limit to the amount of garlic you can order and there is no wholesale discount. The unit of 5 bulbs will be a mix of sizes and range in size from 1.5" to over 2.5" as measured at harvest depending on what is available for that variety - some are naturally larger or smaller varieties - creoles for example are naturally much smaller while a variety like Music is naturally much larger. We do have some smaller bulbs (over 1" but under 1.5") that we will offer for sale in groups of 10 small bulbs later in early August after the garlic has been dried and cut down. It is also quite likely that at the end of the season we can offer mixed random bags of the few odd left over bulbs around late August or early September ......................................................................................................... .....Here are a few tips for operating our online catalog................................. Click on the arrow in the drop down box to highlight the size bulb you'd like and then click on the "buy" button; that sends you to the shopping cart. There you can enter the quantity youíd like and click on ďupdate cartĒ to save your new quantity. If you don't click "update" the quantity will stay at 1. When you are finished please remember to click on the ďconfirm orderĒ button or your order will not be received. You will receive an automatic confirmation email almost immediately when your order is successfully placed. If you do not receive it then you either missed the ďconfirm orderĒ button or entered an incorrect email address so please check with us. We will request payment after we calculate shipping charges just before shipping begins in mid August or so. Often we can save you money by using flat rate boxes rather than an automatically calculated rate. Larger orders can also be sent UPS if you prefer. If you prefer to pick up, put that in the notes section and we will let you know which days we have set aside for pick ups - we usually set up a couple weekend days in August. If you have any problems using the catalog please email us and weíll help you out. Please remember, garlic is our hobby so we donít have a staff available for immediate assistance but we will do our best to reply as soon as we are able.


A little bulb bag of 10 Sold out for the season
A little bulb bag of 10

See drop down box for the varieties still available. Best described as good things in small packages - these are bags of 10 smaller sized bulbs measuring between 1 and 1.5' inches in diameter at the time of harvest. You can either plant them and with good management use them to size up for your own seed garlic or just enjoy eating them. We personally have done both. You will find some of the creole varieties listed here as they tend to be naturally smaller sized bulbs here in the north and we also have some newer (to us) varieties listed that we've been growing out from bulbils that aren't even listed in the catalog yet as we are still sizing them up. The photo is of the small Estonian Red bulbs we started with years ago that are now producing some nice big bulbs for us!


A new offering for 2013 - Bulbil Capsules Sold out for the season
A new offering for 2013 - Bulbil Capsules

This year we did not have time to remove the scapes so we have some bulbil capsules available and our daughter wants to take on the project of selling them. They are the little seed like things that form on the top of scapes - some capsules contain many seeds that are about the size of a grain of rice and some are like a small marble and contain only a few or a couple - it depends on the variety. Each unit listed is for one bulbil capsule or seed stalk head. We have tried to categorize them as S for small, M for Medium, and L for large after the name but it's rather subjective. It's a great way to increase your garlic stock if you have the time - it's how we started many of our varieties and some say they reduce the risk of soil-born issues. Some form a small divided bulb the first year but most produce a small "round" that is dug and then planted back each year increasing in size until they eventually produce normal garlic bulbs. You can also plant them with a bit more space in between and just leave them for a couple years until they divide on their own too. Note: If you are only ordering bulbils we will ship it in the appropriate sized priority mail box and not a padded envelope so as to protect the bulbils (for fyi, a small flat rate box is $5.80 and measures 5 3/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 5/8") If you order bulbils along with regular garlic we will ship them together. Plant the smalls about 1/4 in. deep, mediums about 1/2 in. deep and larges about 3/4 in. deep. Mulch them for winter but do remove it in the spring. See drop down box for the varieties available.


A random bag of 10 bulbs Sold out for the season
A random bag of 10 bulbs

Update 10-12-2013 - we are getting tired of planting and running short on time to do it this year so we will be making up a few more random bags from our personal seed stock collection so keep watching here if you would like one of the bags - we will post them as we go....... Ever wonder what we do with the few odd leftover bulbs of the already sold out varieties? We offer bags of 10 randomly chosen bulbs with name labels on the bulbs so you will know what they are usually around early September. It's a good way to try new varieties or they are great if you're not sure what you wanted. The bulbs are a mix of sizes of what's left over so there may be a few split bulbs or odd shapes in the bunch but they're still good to either plant or sample. The bags usually contain anywhere from 5 to 10 different varieties although we do try to do 10 different varieties in each to keep it interesting if we possibly can. SORRY, WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE REQUESTS FOR SPECIFIC VARIETIES OR TYPES FOR THESE RANDOM BAGS.


Abandoned garlic orders (and our extra seed garlic) for sale Sold out for the season
Abandoned garlic orders (and our extra seed garlic) for sale

Update: 10-12-2013 - we saved much more seed for ourselves than we care to plant (or have time to plant) so we will be adding the extras from our own seed stock for sale here so keep watching as we will be adding them here as we go.......... Each year we have a number of garlic orders placed that are abandoned and not paid for so at the end of the season we make these bags of garlic available for purchase to others after we have tried several times without success to make contact to see if they are still wanted. The drop down box will list the varieties that we currently have available from these cancelled orders. Check back later too as we have a few more that may be added soon. Anyone care to give these guys a home before we make them into garlic powder?


Achatami Sold out for the season
Achatami

Artichoke Variety Originally collected by Dr. Peter Hanelt in the Republic of Georgia in 1986, via John Swenson in 1989. SSE 37 Averages 19 cloves per bulb.


Aglio Blanco Sold out for the season
Aglio Blanco

Artichoke Variety Originally from Piecanza in northern Italy. Averages 12 cloves per bulb.


Aglio Rossa Sold out for the season
Aglio Rossa

Creole Originally from Sulmona in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The color of the cloves on this one is really pretty! Averages 8 cloves per bulb. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think the flavor of them is superb! For 2013 will be making up some bags of 10 smaller but nice bulbs of this one for sale in early August.


Ail De Par Geres Sold out for the season
Ail De Par Geres

Artichoke Variety This may be more correctly named Ail de Pays Geres however we have it listed as the name came to us so you can decide what you prefer to call it. It can have some pretty striping on the bulb wrappers. The history on this one has been lost according to our original source for it but he says the flavor is outstanding so we are looking forward to sampling it! Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Amish Rocambole Sold out for the season
Amish Rocambole

Amish Rocambole (Rocambole) An Amish heirloom variety originally from Wisconsin. Produces nice large good looking bulbs with rosy pink and brown stripes on the bulb wrapper. Eaten raw, we would say it has a classic rocambole flavor with medium tingle and heat and a very subtle sweetness. The mild aftertaste fades quickly. When cooked it adds a nice mild garlic flavor to recipes. Averages 9 cloves per bulb. This one did not care for all the extra rain in 2013 and being planted in the wettest part of the field so it will not be offered this year - we did get some nice seed to use for 2014 however so it will be back.


An Un-named Wisconsin Heirloom Sold out for the season
An Un-named Wisconsin Heirloom

Hardneck Variety It was shared by a fellow garlic lover who described it as having been grown by a friendís family in Wisconsin for as long as they can remember by several generations. The garlic seems to have lost its name over the years (if it ever had one) so for our record keeping purposes only, we call it Unknown WI Heirloom. It has a nice flavor so it is a keeper for us. Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


Armenian Sold out for the season
Armenian

Armenian (Porcelain) This very popular and large cloved. Originally from Silva Baghdassarian in the Armenian village of Hadrut Karabagh near the Azerbaijan border. Averages 5 cloves per bulb.


Asian Tempest Sold out for the season
Asian Tempest

(Asiatic artichoke hardneck variety) This variety has been a great performer. Itís a variety originally from South Korea and is positively wonderful in baked dishes; it's our favorite garlic for lasagna. The taste when baked is somewhat sweet with a bit of a baked sweet garden pepper flavor to it. It is positively breathtaking if eaten raw. It is one of our all time favorites. Averages about 5 cloves per bulb.


Ayacucho Sold out for the season
Ayacucho

(hardneck) Originally brought back from a market in the Andes mountains of Peru and introduced and shared with us by Boxcar Farm in Llano, NM. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Baba Franchukís Sold out for the season
Baba Franchukís

Rocambole Said to have a flavor similar to German Red and is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Catalogue as a heritage variety. We started this one from bulbils and we should be first offering it for sale in 2012. Averaging 5 cloves per bulb for us so far for us.


Bai Pi Suan Sold out for the season
Bai Pi Suan

(Asiatic) Originally introduces by Ron Engeland in 1992. SSE 302 We love cooking with the nice big cloves on this one. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Bavarian Sold out for the season
Bavarian

(rocambole) Raw it has a bite that tingles on the tongue and mellows to a sweet aftertaste. Cooking with it or roasting it really brings out its sweet garlic flavor. We think it tastes just like garlic candy! Easy to peel brown clove wrappers are striped with purple. We've had great luck with long storage with this variety with some bulbs lasting through April. Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


Bavarian Purple Sold out for the season
Bavarian Purple

(porcelain variety) A strong garlic with a hot bite raw that produces large dark purple skinned cloves. We really love the flavor of this one; the heat mellows a bit with cooking but still provides a great garlic presence and a little zing. It is supposed to be a good one for growing in cold winter climates. It is a medium to late keeper. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Belarus Sold out for the season
Belarus

Belarus (Marbled Purple Stripe) The plants have dark green foliage. It is one of the first Purple Stripes to emerge. Mild Flavor. Averages 8 to 12 cloves per bulb.


Belgische Rode Sold out for the season
Belgische Rode

This is one collected by a garlic collecting friend in MN and shared with us. We will update with details when we receive more history from him but it originated in the Netherlands. If I remember correctly it is an artichoke softneck variety but I need to confirm that when we cut it down after drying so don't quote me on that just yet.... We've been impressed with it so far though!


Blanak Sold out for the season
Blanak

(aka Blanik) Glazed Purple Stripe 2011 is our first harvest of this one. Originally obtained from Czech Collection of Dr. Boris Andrst, Port Jefferson, New York. SSE 214 Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Bliss Sold out for the season
Bliss

This is a hardneck variety we've been growing out from bulbils for awhile. It's been progressing nicely and we may offer a bag of smaller bulbs of this later in August 2013 after the garlic has been dried and cut down so this is a placeholder in case we do sell some later. We should definitely have this available for 2014.


Blossom Sold out for the season
Blossom

Turban Originally purchased by at the Hongqiaoschichang Market at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. SSE 215. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.


Bogatyr Sold out for the season
Bogatyr

Bogatyr (Marbled Purple Stripe) A garlic with few cloves, with dark purple/brown clove colors. The flower stalks are sometimes red tinged. Itís said to be the longest storing of the marbled purple stripes. Originally from Moscow. Averages 4 cloves per bulb.


Brown Saxon Sold out for the season
Brown Saxon

Brown Saxon (Rocambole) For 2013 this one had a weed competition issue due to an ill timed surgery so the bulbs are smaller as a result. We may offer some bags of 10 nice but smaller bulbs in early August after the garlic has been dried and cut down. This is a unique Rocambole with large brown cloves; harvests late. Double cloves are rare. A strong character and a great storing qualities. This one is eye watering hot when eaten raw with heat that reminds you of a super hot pepper; it definitely cleared our sinuses! It holds it's flavor well when cooked and the heat isn't nearly as intense after cooking. Originally from the Republic of Georgia; Gatersleben #K 7116. Averages 7 to 9 cloves per bulb.


Brown Tempest Sold out for the season
Brown Tempest

(marbled purple stripe variety) Brown cloves with a hint of rose blush and no stripes. Average 6 cloves per bulb with nice shape and size. Raw garlic has a strong initial bite that mellows to a very pleasing smooth garlicky finish. We really love this one in garlic mashed potatoes at our house. Originally from Moldova. Averages about 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.


Brown Vesper Sold out for the season
Brown Vesper

Brown Vesper (Marbled Purple Stripe) Originally an old R81, from the former USSR. It is mild and sweet, almost fruity when baked; hot and spicy raw. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Burgandy Sold out for the season
Burgandy

(aka Burgundy) Creole Variety Originally introduced by an Oregon grower. SSE 136. Averages 15 small cloves per bulb. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think their flavor makes them well worth growing.


Bzenc Sold out for the season
Bzenc

Bzenc (Marbled Purple Stripe) aka Bzenec Originally from the Czech collection of New York grower Dr. Boris Andrst. SSE218 This one retains garlic flavor well when baked. Itís very spicy raw with the heat building quickly. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Carpathian Sold out for the season
Carpathian

(rocombole hardneck variety) It has a classic garlic flavor, with a nice hot spicy tang to it. Itís hot, spicy, strong and garlicy. Itís originally from the Carpathian Mountains of Southwest Poland. Averages about 8 cloves per bulb.


Chamisal Wild Sold out for the season
Chamisal Wild

(purple stripe) This variety was found and shared with us by the folks at Boxcar Farm in Llano, NM, who were told about it by their local postmaster in the summer of 2004. It was found near Chamisal, NM, growing wild along a acequia (community ditch). It is described as having a fantastic, rich flavor. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Chamiskuri Sold out for the season
Chamiskuri

(artichoke variety) Long storing, large bulbs. Originally from the village of Chamiskuri, Chobi Province, Megrelien Region, Republic of Georgia. Gatersleben #K 6035. Averages 15 cloves per bulb.


Cherokee Sold out for the season
Cherokee

Hardneck variety We have been growing this one out for a few years but 2012 is the first year we are offering a small quantity. This variety grew in a Cherokee village near Dohlonaga, Georgia, and we are told that it can be found most everywhere the Cherokee camped along the footpath they call the Trail of Tears. Our start came from a friend who obtained it from a Cherokee gentleman who had grown it for 50 years and whose mother had grown it for many years prior to that. We learned that the garlic was traded by the holy folks who made medicines and that you can sometimes find it growing wild along the trade routes along the rivers and in the lonely places across America.


Cherrikkee Sold out for the season
Cherrikkee

Hardneck variety We are not really sure on the story with this one and whether it's also one that's referred to as the Cherokee variety we grow as it came with this particular spelling - it does seem VERY similar so far. It is however one that is said to have been grown by the Native Americans for generations and has a similar history as our Cherokee variety. The clove coloring seems to vary often even within the same bulb and some of them are stunning to look at as shown in the photo. It's a smaller bulbed variety for us so far however we have just started growing it so it could still be adapting to our climate. We will learn more about it as we grow it.


Chesnok Red Sold out for the season
Chesnok Red

(standard purple stripe hardneck variety) aka Shvelisi This is another one that has done consistently well for us. Itís said that this is one of the best cooking garlics. It is very flavorful, having won ďbest baking garlicĒ taste tests conducted by Rodale, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart and others. It holds its shape and retains flavor well when cooked. It has large easy to peel cloves. At our house we've observed a fantastic storage life with this hardneck, typically lasting well through April and into May. Originally from Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Averages anywhere from 8 to 14 cloves per bulb depending on the size of the bulb.


China Stripe Sold out for the season
China Stripe

China Stripe (Turban) Delicate purple stripes adorn this attractive bulb. Some of these bulbs can be a work of art in themselves and can be very eye-catching. Nice mild flavor. Originally from a market in SE China. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Chinese Pink Sold out for the season
Chinese Pink

(silverskin softneck) Said to be a very early season garlic and is said to mature late May/early June if fall planted, we have found for us it is ready at the normal harvest time however. Eaten raw this one has a good burn to it, the tingle on your tongue will linger for awhile with this one. It has a good solid garlic flavor and it retains a bit of heat when cooked. Averages 9 cloves per bulb and cloves are arranged in a double layer in the bulb.


Chinese Purple Sold out for the season
Chinese Purple

(Turban artichoke softneck variety) It stores quite well and the clove wrappers are very colorful. This is a very pretty garlic with nice sized cloves. Eaten raw it has great garlic flavor without being too hot and spicy; we think it has a bit of a nutty flavor to it. This is a great one to eat raw as it's so tasty you're almost tempted to sit and eat the cloves plain as snacks! It's also one that doesn't have a long aftertaste to it. Averages about 10 cloves per bulb.


Chinese Red & White Sold out for the season
Chinese Red & White

(softneck variety) This one tends to act like a hardneck variety for us and send up scapes quite often, that will sometimes happen in a cold climate. An early maturing variety, it may be ready for harvest 4 to 6 weeks earlier than the other varieties. It has fat cloves that can be striped or solid depending on soil type. Eaten raw, it has a nice mellow flavor that is best described as a "solid" garlic flavor - described best as what comes to mind when you think of "good garlic," it has almost a buttery taste to it and a pleasant mild aftertaste. It stores for at least 4 to 5 months. Averages 5 cloves per bulb.


Chrysalis Purple Sold out for the season
Chrysalis Purple

Chrysalis Purple Garlic (hardneck) aka GSF #79 Originally from Chrysalis Farm in Viroqua, WI. It''s said to be a dependable variety with large heads and easy-to-peel cloves. Eaten raw it has an immediate tingle that makes you expect some real heat however it doesn't get very hot at all. The tingle lasts a long time with this one. We'd call it more of a medium on the heat scale - it's a great one if you like the tingle but not the extreme heat. The initial garlic flavor is mild but it slowly builds in your mouth and lasts for awhile. Cooked, we think the flavor is really outstanding. The garlic flavor intensifies with cooking and it retains just a tiny hint of a tingle. We think it's amazing roasted and it makes some of the best garlic mashed potatoes we've ever had! It is one of the first that we plant in the fall and one of the last to be harvested. 6-10 cloves per bulb.


Colorado Black Sold out for the season
Colorado Black

Hardneck rocambole We have been growing it out from bulbils for a couple of years now and finally have some extra we can share. Itís been increasing in size each year so it will be fun to see how it eventually turns out as it appears it has some very nice potential. It is said to have a smooth taste and a medium bite. It is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties. (and of course I forgot to take a photo of it at harvest time so please enjoy a photo of our cat guarding the garlic while you imagine a garlic bulb)


Colorado Purple Sold out for the season
Colorado Purple

(purple stripe) This one is a beautiful and wonderfully tasty sometimes candy-striped hardneck grown for decades by an elderly gentleman in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Very nice in cooking, keeps its flavor and has just the faintest hint of sweetness to it. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Constanza Sold out for the season
Constanza

(harneck turban) This is said to be a variety originally from Constanza in the Dominican Republic. It's still fairly new to us but seems to be adapting well to Wisconsin.


Czech Broadleaf Sold out for the season
Czech Broadleaf

Hardneck marbled purple stripe This is another garlic from our bulbil starting project that we have been growing out for a couple years and has turned into a really quite nice variety. It is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties.


Czechland Race Sold out for the season
Czechland Race

Czechland Race (Rocambole hardneck) An early emerging Rocambole. Mild when baked with the flavor slowly developing into an assertive, but pleasant taste. Raw it's described as hot with a sharp zap and a lingering flavor. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.


Danube Rose Sold out for the season
Danube Rose

A cute little hardneck variety that we started with one bulb Ė the one pictured Ė we need to get an updated photo of this one. 2012 is the first year that we are offering some of our extras for sale of this variety. We are anxious to continue growing it and finally tasting some of it this year!


Deerfield Purple Sold out for the season
Deerfield Purple

(hardneck) This variety is described as having large, meaty cloves and a rich garlic flavor that starts out mild and finishes with a spicy kick. It's still relatively new to us and is still working towards adapting and reaching its full potential. Approx.7-10 cloves per bulb.


Demitriís Late Purple Sold out for the season
Demitriís Late Purple

Hardneck, purple stripe variety This is a new one for us for 2012 and did quite nicely for us in 2013. We are still learning about this one ourselves. We are looking forward to tasting it and learning more about it - and snapping a photo of a clean peeled bulb too as this dirt stained photo is the best available at the moment but it should give you an idea of what itís like.


Dog House Garlic Sold out for the season
Dog House Garlic

So far, so good, and no Doghouse Garlic to offer in 2013 thankfully, but we'll leave the story up as a reminder to be careful not to mix up your varieties! It seems that in 2009 a certain gentleman garlic farmer who shall remain nameless (see photo) caused a little mix up of all of the Georgian Crystal with a portion of the German Porcelain during harvest. So the 2009 exclusive Doghouse Garlic was a mix of those two wonderful varieties. This un-named gentleman garlic farmer will be doing a lot of camping this year until the Dog House Garlic variety is sold (hence the name) so if youíd like to help him move back indoors before winter in Wisconsin hits or if youíre up for a good garlic mystery this is the variety for you. Note: it did sell out and he was able to move back into the house before winter.


Duganski Sold out for the season
Duganski

(purple stripe) Said to have a fiery initial flavor that mellows to a pleasant after taste. From virus free seed stock, we were very impressed with it's performance and the size of some of the largest bulbs we harvested. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Dushanbe Sold out for the season
Dushanbe

(turban variety) A true Turban type from Republic of Tahzikistan. Large, plump cloves initially produce hot bite on tip of tongue when eaten raw. Great for cooked dishes as it holds up well. Very early maturing. Bulbil capsules can have light red stripes. Averages 8 to 11 rose-brown to mahogany cloves.


Early Portugese Sold out for the season
Early Portugese

Early Portugese (Turban) An early maturing variety. The bulb wrapper is lightly striped. It has a slightly sweet taste, mild yet full bodied garlic flavor with just a hint of heat but it doesn't actually burn - it's really kind of fun. We were really impressed with how much flavor this one has yet it's not one that has a lot of aftertaste that you'll be tasting hours later! It really retains it's flavor and shape nicely in cooked dishes. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Echo Sold out for the season
Echo

(hardneck porcelain) A variety we've been growing out from bulbils for a couple of years. 2013 is the first year we have some extra to share. It is turning into a really nice porcelain!


Elmer's Topset Sold out for the season
Elmer\'s Topset

Elmerís Topset (Porcelain) An old heirloom type originally obtained from a small market gardener in Cherry Valley NY. Averages 4 huge cloves per bulb.


Estonian Red Sold out for the season
Estonian Red

(hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety) We were formerly calling this Red Estonian but after conferring with the original source in Denmark the proper English version of the name has been decided to be Estonian Red. We are very impressed with this one. It produces large bulbs and has a very nice smooth pleasing garlic flavor to it. Eaten raw it has an initial tingle on the tongue that mellows quickly. This is our favorite garlic for shrimp scampi. It was originally discovered by by a Danish seed saver in market in Tallinn, Estonia, and is also known as Estisk RÝd or Red Estisk in Denmark. It's said to be the largest variety of garlic bulbs grown in Denmark. It has a very good storage life for a hardneck, we have it available in our kitchen through April. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Ferganskij Sold out for the season
Ferganskij

(turban) Originally found in a Samarkand, Uzbekistan bazaar. USDA W6 1862; SSE 30 Averages 7 cloves per bulb. We should have some small bulbs to add of this one later in the 2013 season. We are starting to think this is either a smaller bulbed variety or it's on the 5 year plan to adapte and size up. (which has happened before so is entirely possible)


Fireball Sold out for the season
Fireball

Fireball (hardneck) Spicy flavor, originally from Poland, an average of 6 plump red skinned cloves in a purple bulb wrapper for which it is named. It is said to be a great one for seasoning soups and meats.


Fish Lake 3 Sold out for the season
Fish Lake 3

Hardneck porcelain variety Itís one from our bulbil project that we have been growing out for a few years now. It has turned into a really nice garlic and we're quite impressed with it. It is said to have good strength and taste and is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties.


Floha Sold out for the season
Floha

(porcelain variety) Originally from East Germany. Gatersleben #ALL 264. An exceptionally versatile garlic. Excellent baked flavor without being too hot raw. Averages 4 to 6 cloves per bulb.


French Sold out for the season
French

(softneck - silverskin variety) This is a normally small garlic with many cloves and a bold flavor. The origins of this garlic are unknown, shared with us by Nick Delforte who received the seed from another Western New York region garlic farmer, Mark Bownam. Averages 17 cloves per bulb.


Gabriel's Red Sold out for the season
Gabriel\'s Red

Turban This one is reported to be a long keeper and moderately spicy. 2011 is our first harvest for this one. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Gaia's Joy Sold out for the season
Gaia\'s Joy

Hardneck marbled purple stripe variety We have been growing it out from bulbils for several years and it has turned into a really nice garlic. We now understand the "joy" part of it's name! It originated in Poland and was originally introduced by the Plant Introduction Station at Washington State University.


George Sold out for the season
George

George (Rocambole) An old heirloom garlic from Detroit Lakes, MN. The bulb wrappers have the most interesting pattern of purple speckles on them; itís a really pretty garlic with good flavor. This one can produce some very huge bulbs. Averages 7 to 11 cloves per bulb.


Georgian Crystal Sold out for the season
Georgian Crystal

(porcelain hardneck variety) This has been a good grower for us from the beginning. It has large bulbs and cloves and has a mild flavor when eaten raw and a smooth buttery flavor when roasted. It is a long storing garlic. It is originally from the Gatersleben Seed Bank (#6819), also known as Cichisdzhvari. Averages 5 to 6 cloves per bulb.


Georgian Fire Sold out for the season
Georgian Fire

Georgian Fire (Porcelain hardneck) Similar to Georgian Crystal except averages 5 to 8 cloves per bulb. A raw taste is strong with a pleasant hotness. A good salsa garlic or salad warmer. (AKA Cichisdzhvari #4)


German Hardneck Sold out for the season
German Hardneck

(hardneck variety) This is another variety that Nick Delforte was kind enough to share with us. He's been growing it for many years on his land in Shortsville, New York from seed he received from Pete's son Sam Loiacono, another Western New York garlic farmer. Averages 5 to 7 cloves per bulb.


German Mountain Sold out for the season
German Mountain

German Mountain (Rocambole) This one is also said to be known as New York White. (Although it is definitely different than the softneck variety that we grow as New York White) Very nice size bulbs. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


German Porcelain Sold out for the season
German Porcelain

(porcelain hardneck variety) This is one more that has consistently produced nice big bulbs with large easy to peel cloves. The flavor is really good and it has a long storage life. It's one of our absolute favorites for using raw or only slightly cooked - absolutely amazing in Bruschetta! Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


German Red Sold out for the season
German Red

(rocombole hardneck variety) This variety has done well for us from the beginning. It has large cloves and is easily peeled. The flavor is hot and spicy at first and mellows quickly. The most amazing thing we've found with this garlic is that it's so full of flavor but yet there is no garlic after taste to it. It's one you won't be tasting for hours afterwards even if eaten raw. It is from old time gardeners of German descent in Idaho. Averages from 6 up to 12 cloves depending on size of the bulb.


Germandor Sold out for the season
Germandor

(aka Germinador) Creole Variety This smaller variety is originally from the South of France. It is described as being very mild with good flavor. Good for those who donít like a lot of heat or a very pungent garlic Ė great for eating raw. It is said to be the longest storing of all the Creoles and Creoles are longer storing garlics than most anyway. It is described as an excellent garlic for French cuisine for those who want to cook with authentic ingredients. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think their flavor makes them well worth growing. We may or may not have some small bulbs available of this one later in the 2013 season.


Gourmet Red Sold out for the season
Gourmet Red

(hardneck) A nice large cloved tasty variety that can have some lovely coloring to the wrapper skins as they dry.


Graves Sold out for the season
Graves

This is a relatively new (to us) variety shared with us from a collector friend in MN. It's origins are in the Netherlands and we will update with more information when he shares the history with us. It seems to be a nice purple stripe variety accordiing to our best guess.


Greek Acropolis Sold out for the season
Greek Acropolis

(artichoke variety) Originally from SW Peleponnesus, Greece. SSE 137 Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Hnat Sold out for the season
Hnat

(rocambole) This one has a very hot taste that will leave your mouth tingling for awhile. We also think it has a slight underlying nutty flavor to it. We really like this one, it's a great one to use in salsa. Originated in Slovakia. Averages 10 cloves per bulb.


Hungarian White Sold out for the season
Hungarian White

A new to us nice softneck variety that we have been growing out for a couple of years. 2013 is the first year we have some extra to share of this one.


Iberian Wight Sold out for the season
Iberian Wight

(artichoke softneck) This one grows to be a large fat white garlic, originating in south west Spain. It is an excellent all round garlic with large cloves. They say to plant this one at least 2.5 inches deep as it tends to push up and grow on top of the ground.


Inchelium Red Sold out for the season
Inchelium Red

(artichoke softneck variety) It is a large bulbed vigorous strain with several layers of cloves. In a 1990 taste test at Rodale kitchens this was a top rated softneck. Discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation, original source unknown. It has a mild but lingering flavor with a tingle. It can be used for making garlic braids. It has four or five layers of cloves with 8 to 20 total cloves possible per bulb.


Island Star Sold out for the season
Island Star

Artichoke Variety Said to have a robust flavor with a hint of sweetness and taste great raw. It is said that it enjoys water, easy to grow, especially in cooler climates. Grown for 30 years on the San Juan Islands. Averages 14 cloves per bulb.


Italian Late Sold out for the season
Italian Late

(softneck variety) This was shared with us by a friend and this is our first year of growing it and it seems like a keeper. Itís said to have an extra tight wrapper which makes it good for storage as well as nice fat cloves. Itís supposed to be a good one for braiding. Averages about 7 cloves per bulb.


Italian Loiacono Sold out for the season
Italian Loiacono

(softneck variety) Pete Loiacono brought this garlic with him when he arrived from his homeland of Italy in 1912. Pete passed the seed from his garlic to family members and close friends and Nick Delforte has graciously shared it with us. We think it has a mild fresh garlic flavor with a combination of salty and sweet coming to mind - it has a spicy flavor but it's not hot at all; it's quite unique. Averages 10 cloves.


Italian Mountain Red Sold out for the season
Italian Mountain Red

(softneck variety) A smaller variety with some red streaking on the bulbs. It has a good true garlic flavor and has a long storage life typical of the softnecks. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Jamey's Sold out for the season
Jamey\'s

(hardneck) The history of this one has been forgotten by our seed source for it however they It has done quite well for us, this is it's second year here and it's adapting quite quickly to our cold climate. Note: There is another heirloom variety by the same name that is an artichoke variety however this is definitely not the same as that Jamey's.


Japanese Sold out for the season
Japanese

Japanese (Asiatic) A very unique strain, similar to Elephant Garlic in appearance. Plants form bulbil capsules to 20 inches in length. Giannangelo Farms obtained this rare garlic from an elderly Japanese farmer in Western Washington. Averages 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.


Jovak Sold out for the season
Jovak

(hardneck, marbled purple stripe) Origiinally From Czech Collection of Dr. Boris Andrst, Port Jefferson, New York. SSE 238


K's Backyard Sold out for the season
K\'s Backyard

Softneck artichoke variety This was originally found by our friends at Boxcar Farm growing unattended in an old Santa Fe garden that had been abandoned for 40 years. It is described as having nice big cloves and fantastic flavor and having a nice long storage life. They say this is a must try!


Kazakhstan Sold out for the season
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (hardneck) Early season. Proudly bearing the name of its homeland, Kazakhstan belongs to a group of older varieties from which commercial garlics have probably originated. The sturdy, tall plants are said to mature 3-4 weeks earlier than mid-season varieties like Music however we did not observe that here, it seemed to be right on schedule with Music here at our farm. This one has consistently produced some nice looking good sized bulbs for us regardless of the weather conditions. This one has always produced nice sized pretty bulbs for us. It's like a prettier version of Music in that respect. Averages 6 to 8 cloves per bulb.


Keeper Sold out for the season
Keeper

(creole) Described as a hot garlic with purple stripes and fat cloves. Averages 5 cloves per bulb. We've been growing this one for a couple of years trying to get it to adapt and size up a bit more but being a creole, it's not very large. We may have some smaller bulbs available of this one available later in 2013.


Keith's Farm Sold out for the season
Keith\'s Farm

(rocambole) This variety was kindly shared with us by a fellow garlic lover and was originally purchased in Union Square Market in NYC. It is the variety grown by Keith Stewart, author of ďItís a Long Road to a TomatoĒ and is the variety he tells the story of in his book that he started out with from his neighbor. Averages 8 cloves per bulb. For 2013 this was one in the weedy area caused by my poorly timed surgery and recuperation so we are keeping the larger bulbs for our own seed and not offering any larger bulbs this year. We may offer some of the smaller bulbs later after it's cut down in early August however.


Kettle River Giant Sold out for the season
Kettle River Giant

Kettle River Giant (Artichoke) This artichoke softneck can grow quite large, up to four inches at times. It has been a long time heirloom garlic grown in the Pacific Northwest. Cold winters are not a problem. The wrappers are a beige-white with pink overtones. Being a softneck, it also stores quite well. It has a medium heat and a rich taste, not unlike some hardnecks. Averages 12 cloves per bulb.


Khabar Sold out for the season
Khabar

Khabar (Marbled Purple Stripe) Originally collected from Kharbarofsk, Siberia. This garlic is mild and creamy baked, good in mashed potatoes. It has a nice flavor raw with heat easing into a burst of flavor. We are very impressed with the flavor - to us it had a very very mild initial tingle with a hint of sweetness followed by a very pleasing mild garlic flavor and as a bonus, it didn't have any lingering aftertaste. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Kidwell Heirloom Sold out for the season
Kidwell Heirloom

(hardneck) There is an interesting story about a garlic mixup with this one - another garlic grower, Carl Kidwell, originally got this variety years ago from a supplier believing it was Brown Tempest. After some discussion and comparison it definitely wasnít that and the records from the original source were no longer available so itís a mystery. But whatever it is, it has such a fantastic flavor that itís too good to give up on so itís being referred to as Kidwell Heirloom. The flavor reminds you a bit of BBQ sauce, itís really quite interesting and good. Good enough that the original name doesnít really matter, it stands on itís own. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Killarney Red Sold out for the season
Killarney Red

(rocombole hardneck variety) This has been an incredible performer for us, weíve really gotten some tremendous size from these bulbs and the flavor is outstanding. The bulbs are large and easy to peel making them a favorite in the kitchen. The original source of this variety is unknown. Averages about 10 cloves per bulb.


Kitab Sold out for the season
Kitab

(purple stripe) Originally collected in mountains above Kitab, Uzbekistan. SSE 51 This is one that we personally really enjoy growing and eating. We love the big clove size for cooking! Averages 5 cloves per bulb.


Klaver Sold out for the season
Klaver

Hardneck porcelain variety - Shared with us by Travis Weedman of Bloosquall Garlic Farm. He originally purchased this from a man named Klaver in NY a few years ago. He said itís been named German Red but it isn't even close to any heís seen so Travis gave it the name. It's not like our German Red either but it certainly tastes good enough to keep growing it! We really think it reminds us of Georgian Crystal. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Korean Mountain Sold out for the season
Korean Mountain

Korean Mountain (Asiatic) Really beautiful bulbs with very large cloves. Full flavor with an extra sharp initial burst of heat; the tingle fades quickly leaving you with a nice mild aftertaste. Averages 5 to 7 cloves per bulb.


Krasnodar Red Sold out for the season
Krasnodar Red

Krasnodar Red (Rocambole) A hardneck from Krasnodar Russia near the Black Sea. Medium to large bulbs. Cloves are tan with hint of red. Hotter taste than Krasnodar White. Eaten raw it has a medium tingle and heat with strong pungent flavor. We prefer this one for use as a cooking garlic as it stands up well and the garlic flavor deepens and mellows and it adds a good garlic presence in dishes. Averages 6 to 9 cloves per bulb.


Krasnodar White Sold out for the season
Krasnodar White

Krasnodar White (Porcelain) Nice garlic taste, not too hot. From southern Russia near the Black Sea. Averages 4 to 6 cloves per bulb.


Kuty Sold out for the season
Kuty

Kuty (Rocambole) A smaller clove garlic with a wonderful and HOT taste. This little guy will fool you. Original strain from Slovakia. Averages 8 to 10 cloves.


Kyjev Sold out for the season
Kyjev

Kyjev (Porcelain) Originally from the Czech collection of New York grower Dr. Boris Andrst. Averages 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.


Labera Purple Sold out for the season
Labera Purple

Creole Originally from Andalusia district of Spain. Averages 8 small cloves per bulb. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think their flavor makes them well worth growing. We may have some smaller bulbs of this available later in the 2013 season.


Leah Sold out for the season
Leah

(purple stripe we believe) We've been unable to uncover the history of this one but it's been grown in Minnesota for awhile so it doesn't mind our Wisconsin winters. Averages 10 cloves per bulb.


Legacy Sold out for the season
Legacy

(porcelain) Great taste and very good for storage. Eaten raw it is immediately flaming HOT! The heat fades quickly though - as fast as you can reach for a drink it stops instantly. (it's kind of fun actually) It has a really good garlic flavor with a nice mild aftertaste. Cooked, it holds it's flavor very well and we'd call it medium strength - not too hot or overpowering, just a great flavor. It usually produces 4 to 5 streaked and lined cloves per bulb. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Leningrad Sold out for the season
Leningrad

(porcelain hardneck variety) This has consistently been a very good producer for us. The bulb and clove size is large and itís a really good looking garlic. The flavor is great too, itís described as hot and pungent with a lasting bite. It is originally Gatersleben #684 and was originally collected near Leningrad in far western Russia. Averages about 5 cloves per bulb.


Locati Sold out for the season
Locati

Softneck silverskin variety New for us for 2012. This one is described as having a classic Italian flavor that people love. Itís reported as preferring mild winters however the flavor is so good that itís worth growing in colder climates even if the bulb sizes donít reach their full potential that they will in a warmer climate. We are really looking forward to tasting this one!


Lokalon Sold out for the season
Lokalon

(softneck artichoke we believe but we need to double check when we cut it down) Described as a spirited strong garlic with a bit of bite. Buff-colored wrappers engulf the short, squat bulbs, while helfty cloves are skinned in silken beige. From the former Yugoslavia.


Lorz Italian Sold out for the season
Lorz Italian

Lorz Italian (artichoke) aka Lorz An old heirloom variety, the Lorz family brought this plant to Washington State's Columbia River Basin in the early 1900s from their home in Italy. It isn't too hot, a bit spicy, warm and rich; definitely smoother than a hardneck. Averages 12 to 15 cloves per bulb.


Lotus Sold out for the season
Lotus

Lotus (Turban Strain) This one retains some heat baked. Raw, the heat stays with you. Originally from a market in SE China. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Machashi Sold out for the season
Machashi

(aka Machasi) Artichoke Variety Originally collected in 1982 from village of Machasi, SE of Cageri, Cageri Province, Lecchumi Region, Republic of Georgia. Gatersleben #K 5873; SSE 179 Averages 13 cloves per bulb.


Magical Sold out for the season
Magical

Hardneck porcelain variety This is one that weíve been growing out for a few years in our bulbil project and it's turned into a really nice large cloved variety. We think with time this one may get really large.


Magnificent Sold out for the season
Magnificent

(hardneck porcelain) This is a variety that we've been growing out from one bulbil seed for the last few years and our patience has paid off. It really is a nice larger magnificent porcelain type with large cloves. We expect it will continue to do well for us. We were impressed and felt someone really gave it an accurate name! It's one we really need to remember to take an updated photo of to show how nice it really has become.


Magnifico Sold out for the season
Magnifico

Hardneck porcelain variety This is one that we have been growing out from bulbils for a few years and it has developed into a really nice sized porcelain that is just starting to rival German Porcelain and Music. We wouldn't be surprised if it surpasses them once it's up to it's full potential. We are quite impressed with growing it and love the flavor too!


Marie's Special Sold out for the season
Marie\'s Special

(hardneck) This one originated from Sand Hill Preservation Center and was grown from first year rounds from bulbils. We're really impressed with it's performance so far and that it made divided bulbs very quickly. It is very flavorful and not too hot, it has a slight hint of sweet to it. Raw it rather of reminds us of summer sausage - strange huh? This one doesn't seem to leave a garlic after-taste in your mouth either. Averages 6 to 11 cloves per bulb depending on bulb size. For 2013 we may have a limited quantity of smaller bulbs available later as it was overtaken by weeds this year.


Martin's Heirloom Sold out for the season
Martin\'s Heirloom

(rocambole) This was shared with us by our friend Martin, thus the name. Itís been grown in Wisconsin since the early 1980ís and the original source is unknown. It is positively the largest, prettiest garlic weíve ever grown with itís blue and purple striping on the skins. And, itís as tasty as it is pretty. Averages about 10 cloves.


Mary Jane Sold out for the season
Mary Jane

Hardneck Variety Originally found in the Soviet Union. Averages 9 cloves per bulb. We really like this one so far.


Maxatawny Sold out for the season
Maxatawny

(Hardneck) This one has large vigorous plants with fairly easy to peel cloves. It was one of William Woys Weaver's discoveries in the Mennonite communities of eastern Pennsylvania, used there for flavoring pickles. Originally came to this country from Silesia (now part of southern Poland) in the 1740s. Averages 10 to 15 cloves per bulb.


Merrifield Rocambole Sold out for the season
Merrifield Rocambole

Merrifield Rocambole (rocambole) A Hardneck with a flavor all its own. Crisp describes it well. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Metechi Sold out for the season
Metechi

Metechi (Marbled Purple Stripe) The plants are more upright and broader leafed than others and has large bulbil capsule and bulbils. The bulbs are nicely colored and very firm. Cloves are few, but large and fat, with blushed and lined skins that are thick. Long storing. Raw it tastes fiery but ends with a pleasing finish. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Mexican Red Silverskin Sold out for the season
Mexican Red Silverskin

(aka Mexican Red Silver) Silverskin Softneck Variety Originally from the now defunct Porter and Sons Seed Company of Stephenville Texas. SSE 108 Averages 15 cloves per bulb. This one appears to be very similar to the creoles and produce small bulbs in a cold climate so far for us. For 2013 we may have some smaller bulbs available later in August.


Moano's Special Sold out for the season
Moano\'s Special

(Hardneck) Yet another variety we've been growing out from bulbils for awhile. It's a nice hardneck variety that produces medium size bulbs and is a full strong flavored garlic. Photo still to come....so until then enjoy the photo of the angel like thing we found in a bulb of garlic....it dried that way and still looks as good as it did on the day we found it!


Montana Carlos Sold out for the season
Montana Carlos

Montana Carlos (hardneck) A nice light pink color with a hot start that mellows out. Good in soups on those cold days. Stores well. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Montana Giant Sold out for the season
Montana Giant

(rocambole) This strain is said to produce consistently extra large bulbs. Full rich garlic flavor. Eaten raw, it's mild at first bite with a good fresh garlic flavor to it and then it develops a sudden burst of medium heat that dissipates just as quickly as it appeared. (it's actually kind of fun to bite into a clove of this one just to experience it) It has a decent storage life for a hardneck lasting through March for us in our kitchen with the same juicy burst of cutting into a freshly harvested clove of garlic. Averages 8 to 10 tight cloves per bulb.


Morado Gigante Sold out for the season
Morado Gigante

Purple Stripe Variety It is originally from Chile and the bulb wrappers can have a purple coloring to them. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.


Moroccan Creole Sold out for the season
Moroccan Creole

(creole) Originally obtained at farmer's market in Morocco. Averages 10 cloves per bulb. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think their flavor makes them well worth growing. We may have some for sale later in August after we cut the garlic down.


Mother of Pearl Sold out for the season
Mother of Pearl

Silverskin Variety Originally obtained from Seeds of Change. SSE 321 Averages 15 cloves per bulb.


Music Sold out for the season
Music

(porcelain hardneck variety) The flavor is good, sweet and pungent, very hot when eaten raw. It is an Italian variety brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland. It has consistenly produced some very large bulbs for us and is super easy to grow; not fussy at all. When people see this one they often wonder if it's Elephant Garlic. Averages about 5 cloves per bulb.


Nesenkeag Sold out for the season
Nesenkeag

Hardneck variety This variety is said to have been grown for over 20 years selecting for the largest bulbils each year. It was originally grown for itís topsets (or bulbils) as they are said to get HUGE and they have been used to grow ďgreen garlicĒ for the farmerís markets by other growers. The garlic itself is said to get very large as well. We havenít tasted this one yet so we canít comment on the flavor but we are really looking forward to trying it.


New York White Sold out for the season
New York White

New York White (artichoke softneck) A great garlic for braiding. This is a traditional favorite with New York's Italian market gardeners, who often call it "Polish White." The skin has a purple blush. It is said to be substantially more winter-hardy and more productive and disease resistant in the North and East. Averages 8 to 10 cloves per bulb.


No. 1028 Sold out for the season
No. 1028

(softneck artichoke) A new one for us shared with us by a collector friend in MN, we are still waiting for the history behind it. It's a nice artichoke softneck though!


No. 1293 Sold out for the season
No. 1293

(softneck artichoke) Another one shared with us from our collector friend in MN. This one has taken a little more time to size up but we are confident it will continue and eventually reach it's full potential.


No. 1354 Sold out for the season
No. 1354

Hardneck purple stripe variety shared with us by a fellow garlic collector from MN. We are waiting for more of the history on this one from him and will update when we receive it. Until then, we like what we have seen so far with it.


No. 4 Sold out for the season
No. 4

(hardneck porcelain) Another variety shared by our collector friend in MN that we are waiting for the full history on. So far it's a nice porcelain and is doing very well for us.


No. 6 Sold out for the season
No. 6

(hardneck) Another variety shared with us by our collecting friend in MN. This is a really nice variety that has done very well for us and we're quite impressed with it!


Nootka Rose Sold out for the season
Nootka Rose

Nootka Rose (Silverskin) Nootka Rose is a beautiful bulb, silky smooth skins with some pink blush on outer cloves. Great flavor for a softneck variety. It has a long shelf life and makes for a great looking braid. Originated at Nootka Rose Farm on Waldron Island in the San Juan islands of Puget Sound, Washington. Averages 14 cloves per bulb.


Northe #3 Sold out for the season
Northe #3

(hardneck marbled purple stripe) Also known as North #3. This is said to be a later harvest garlic. It is one that we have been growing out for a few years from bulbils and it has sized up nicely in just a couple years. So far we are quite impressed with it.


Northern Giant Sold out for the season
Northern Giant

Hardneck Porcelain To us, it appears quite similar to German Hardneck or German Extra Hardy - both of which we really enjoy. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.


Northern Quebec Sold out for the season
Northern Quebec

Hardneck porcelain variety 2012 is the first year that we are offering some of this one for sale as we have been growing it out from bulbils for a few years now. It is said to be one of the hottest porcelains. We tried a bit raw and it did have a bit of a tingle too it but it didn't seem horribly hot. It had a nice flavor that didn't seem to linger for longer than wanted. It is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties.


Northern White Sold out for the season
Northern White

Northern White (Porcelain) A very easy-to-grow hardneck garlic producing large bulbs with fat elongated cloves. The full-bodied spicy flavor makes it superb for roasting. Easy to peel. Stores well. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Old Homestead Sold out for the season
Old Homestead

(purple stripe) An heirloom topsetting garlic from Oklahoma that can produce some nice large bulbs. It is said to be one that does well when planted from bulbils as well as cloves. It has a mild heat with a nice garlic tang that lingers on your tongue and has a great classic flavor. Averages 8 cloves per bulb. This one was weed challenged during an ill timed surgery and recuperation this year so we will only have some smaller but nice bulbs available later in August when we cut the garlic down when it's done drying.


Ontario Giant Sold out for the season
Ontario Giant

(rocambole) Extremely robust Rocambole from Great Lakes region of Canada. aka Puslinch. It has a robust flavor with a bit of lingering heat to warm it up a bit. It has a good storage life for a hardneck variety, lasting into March and April in our kitchen. Averages 8 cloves per bulb. Another weed challenged one in 2013 due to an ill timed surgery and recovery so we will only have some smaller bulbs available later in August for this one.


Ontario Purple Trillium Sold out for the season
Ontario Purple Trillium

Ontario Purple Trillium (Rocambole) Said to be an early maturing garlic, itís supposed to be one of the first ready for harvest each year. It was ready for harvest about the same time as the rest of our garlic here in Wisconsin however. Itís said to be quite hot and ďpack a ferocious punchĒ and also described as ďa veritable garlic inferno.Ē Averages about 9 cloves per bulb.


Oosterdel Sold out for the season
Oosterdel

(hardneck) A variety shared with us by our collecting friend in MN. Originating in the Netherlands. We are waiting for an update on the full history on this one. Still new, but so far it's been a nice one for us. We need to find a photo of it yet.


Ophioscorodon Sold out for the season
Ophioscorodon

(hardneck - a purple stripe we believe) Also known as Ophio garlic or Serpent garlic. This variety is said to have evolved directly from wild Allium longicuspis. It is said to be very flavourful and popular in gourmet restaurants. It seems to have the potential to make some big bulbs.


Oregon Blue Sold out for the season
Oregon Blue

(softneck) A maritime NW Heirloom, said to have a hot flavor, a slight purple cast on bulb wrapper skins. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Osage Sold out for the season
Osage

Hardneck This is said to have come from a remnant colony of one of the principal town sites of the Osage Indians in mid-Missouri some 9 generations ago. It is said that they used this for medicinal purposes at the time. The flavor is strong and robust. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Penasco Blue Sold out for the season
Penasco Blue

(rocambole) This variety was shared with us from the folks at Boxcar Farm in Llano, NM. It has been grown Penasco, NM, for at least 40 years. The aroma is said to be wonderful when itís crushed or pressed and sauteed in butter. Its flavor is described as gentle enough that it can be eaten in large quantities almost as if it were a vegetable. We are very impressed with this one so far. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


Pennsylvania Dutch Sold out for the season
Pennsylvania Dutch

(porcelain hardneck variety) It is a very hot spicy garlic; eaten raw it's almost eye watering, fire-breathing hot! Don't worry though, the burn doesn't linger long enough to become annoying so don't be afraid to try it. This one really has some great flavor to it and is great for use in salsa. It produces nice sized bulbs with easy to peel cloves. It's a hardneck that has a great storage life lasting well through April and beyond for us in our kitchen. Averages about 5 to 6 cloves per bulb.


Persian Star Sold out for the season
Persian Star

Persian Star (Standard Purple Stripe) Originally from a Samarkand, Uzbekistan bazaar in the late 1980's. This one has some vivid clove colors. The outer bulb wrapper is sometimes smooth white but the inner wrappers are purple streaked. It has red-tipped cloves with marbled streaks on a whitish or yellow-brown back ground. Eaten raw, it has a very pleasant flavor with a mild spicy zing, we really like it. It holds up well to cooking and maintains it's texture and flavor. As an odd sidenote on flavor, we found out accidentally that the flavor of this one raw combines really well with dark chocolate - strange but true. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Pescadero Red Sold out for the season
Pescadero Red

Pescadero Red (Creole) Beautiful, symmetrical bulbs with brilliant color cloves. This has a really nice solid classic garlic taste with an intial heat that fades quickly to a mild aftertaste with no lingering burn. It retains a nice classic flavor with cooking as well. Averages 7 cloves per bulb. Note: creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a cold climate but we think their flavor makes them well worth growing. For 2013 we may offer some smaller sized bulbs after we cut the garlic down in August.


Pink Music Sold out for the season
Pink Music

(porcelain hardneck variety) This variety seems quite similar to Music although the skins covering the cloves often have a pretty pink color to them. This one has consistently produced nice large bulbs for us and has been very carefree to grow. It has good garlic flavor too with big easy to peel cloves. Averages 5 cloves per bulb.


Pioneer Softneck Sold out for the season
Pioneer Softneck

Softneck artichoke This one is supposed to be a good choice for making garlic braids and is said to be famous for it's flavor. The bulbs can get large and we now do have some large seed stock for our own use next year now that itís starting to adapt to our soil and climate. In 2012 we are offering some of the smaller sized bulbs for the first time. Itís another one we obviously need to find a photo of but until then, here is a photo of one of my favorite spring peonies to enjoy in case looking at all this garlic is becoming overwhelming.


Pitarelli Sold out for the season
Pitarelli

Pitarelli (Rocambole) Good yielding and said to resistant to bottom rot so it might be a good choice if you are growing in an area with a little more moisture. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Polen Sold out for the season
Polen

(hardneck, purple stripe we believe) A nice garlic shared with us by our collector friend in MN. We don't have the history for this one yet either but believe it may have come from somewhere in Europe originally.


Polish Hardneck Sold out for the season
Polish Hardneck

(hardneck porcelain) Very similar to the other large cloved porcelain varieties such as Music. Originally from John Youanov of Ontario. SSE 147 We forgot to take a picture but picture a bulb of German Porcelain, they are similar.


Polish Jenn Sold out for the season
Polish Jenn

(hardneck porcelain) A nice porcelain type similar to the other large cloved porcelains. SSE 318 Looks much nicer than the photo of the dirty bulb we happen to have right after harvest.


Polish White Sold out for the season
Polish White

(artichokce softneck) Has also been known as New York White. Originated from John Youanov of Ontario. SSE 147


Pskem Sold out for the season
Pskem

(purple stripe) Originally collected in 1989 by John Swenson along Pskem River valley in the mountains near Pskem, Uzbekistan. SSE 55 Averages 3 or 4 cloves per bulb.


Purple Glazer Sold out for the season
Purple Glazer

(purple stripe hardneck variety) This has been a great performer for us. It is also one of our personal favorites for flavor and is our favorite garlic for making fresh pesto. It's really good for eating raw - full of flavor but not overpowering or too hot. It was originally known as Mchadidzhvari #1 from Republic of Georgia. Averages about 10 cloves per bulb.


Purple Haze Sold out for the season
Purple Haze

(hardneck rocambole) An heirloom garlic that has been grown on Redlands Mesa since the 1930ís. It is said to have a nice spicy flavor.


Purple Max Sold out for the season
Purple Max

Rocambole Said to have a strong flavor. This is another that we have been growing out from bulbils and developing over the last couple years. We are impressed with it so far; we think it has potential for making some really large bulbs. Listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada Catalogue as a heritage variety. Averages 4 cloves per bulb.


Puslinch Sold out for the season
Puslinch

Rocambole Said to have a good flavor and described as ďmore lively than Spanish Roja.Ē We have been growing this one out from bulbils and 2011 is our first offering of it. It is also listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada Catalogue as a heritage variety. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


Pyong Vang Sold out for the season
Pyong Vang

Pyong Vang (Asiatic) aka Gatersleben #K 7041 Originally from Pyongyang, North Korea. It forms a 7 to 10-inch beak on bulbil capsule. The cloves are light brown with a rosy purple blush and elongated tips. The bulbs are blushed and purplish striped. It has a light pleasant flavor with mild heat raw. Said to be longer storing than most Asiatics. Averages 7 cloves per bulb. This one was lost to the weeks for 2013 so we will not be selling any however we did manage to get some decent sized seed to use for 2014 planting.


Red Czar Sold out for the season
Red Czar

Purple Stripe Variety Originally from Republic of Georgia. Collected in an area between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. Interesting tidbit of information Ė this variety is reported to be capable of producing true seed in a lab Ė most garlic cannot. (Rosewood is the only other that is said to be able to that we are aware of.) Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


Red Grain Sold out for the season
Red Grain

Red Grain (Standard Purple Stripe) We've found it to be a good performer and grows to a good size bulb. Originally from Chichisdzhvari, Republic of Georgia. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


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Red Janice

(Turban artichoke softneck variety) This is said to mature slightly later than other Turbans and stores longer; it lasts at least through April for us at our house. It is exceptionally fragrant, sweet and a little spicy baked. It starts hot raw and continues to build. This is another personal favorite of ours for making garlic powder and for making spaghetti sauce. Originally from Nimarazeni in Republic of Georgia. Averages 6 to 9 cloves per bulb.


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Red Rezan

Red Rezan (Glazed Purple Stripe) aka Rezan The bulb color is a dark glazed purple with a tinge of gold. Strong lasting flavor, but not hot and no aftertaste. Originally from south Moscow (Republic Of Russia). Averages 9 to 12 cloves per bulb.


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Red Toch

(artichoke softneck variety) aka Tochliavri, Russian Red Toch, Tochliaupi, or Tochliauri This is a popular variety that was first collected in Rep. of Georgia near the town of Tochliavri. We are impressed with the flavor of this one and found out by accident that this one makes some really fantastic garlic powder! Clove wrappers are streaked with red and pink. Averages about 7 cloves per bulb.


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Redneck Wild

Rocambole This is a variety that was originally found growing wild in Klamath County, OR, by Big Johnís Garden . It can produce some really nice sized bulbs and has some really robust garlic flavor that can stand up to cooking. Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


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Romanian Red

(porcelain hardneck variety) aka Red Elephant Garlic This has been another good variety for us however it is one that does not like competition from weeds. Bulb size will be noticeably reduced if you lose control of the weeding around this variety. It has large easy to peel cloves so it's a favorite in the kitchen. Eaten raw it has a strong garlic flavor with a mild initial tingle, the garlic flavor lingers and sweetens in your mouth and ends with a nutty flavor. It is very good for storage for a hardneck variety. Averages 5 to 7 cloves per bulb.


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Rose

Hardneck Variety The history for this one has been lost somewhere along the way but weíre trying to find out what we can about it and are looking forward to tasting it. It is reported to be delicious enough to grow even without any history on it. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. For 2013 we may have some smaller bulbs available in August after the garlic has been cut down.


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Rose de Lautrec

(hardneck) The name ďRose de LautrecĒ refers to garlic grown in the Lautrec region in France - however this was obviously grown here in Wisconsin. Rose de Lautrec is not really a specific variety, it's a Protected Geographical Indication. When it's grown outside the Lautrec region, it's technically not Rose de Lautrec any more. There are actually five different varieties permitted to be sold as Rose de Lautrec in France: the traditional Lautrec Pink and four commercial versions, Ibťrose, Goulurose, Edenrose and Jardirose. Our variety originated from that region and was sold with the Rose de Lautrec name and is a hardneck with the bulbs having a pinkish tint to the wrappers so perhaps it was originally the Lautrec Pink version? Hard to say. It is long storing and has a more robust flavor and is easier to grow than Germandor, another French variety. This seems to be a highly sought after garlic as the flavor is said to be different than any other garlic. Averages 8 - 12 cloves per bulb.


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Rose du Var

Rose du Var (Silverskin) Originally from France, it was originally imported for commercial testing in California. It is sometimes very hot in taste. An attractive bulb and cloves with nice reddish colors. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.


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Rosewood

(porcelain hardneck variety) Big gorgeous bulbs and fat easy to peel cloves. Itís a fantastically long storing garlic for a hardneck; it can be counted on to last almost until the next harvest is in for us. Eaten raw, it has a good solid garlic flavor to it with just a hint of a tingle without being too hot or overpowering and it mellows to a very pleasing garlic finish, it has a tiny hint of sweetness to it. It's a good one to try if you want to experience the flavor of some of the hot garlics without having to endure the heat or if you like to eat your garlic raw. It originated in Moldova. Averages 4 cloves per bulb.


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Rossa di Porcena

Hardneck variety New for us for the 2012 growing season. This is said to be an Italian heirloom variety that is a nice midsize garlic that has an outstanding flavor that is rich and subtle without being too hot.


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Russian Inferno

(Asiatic) Originally from Spokane, Washington via Filaree Farm; SSE 336 Averages 5 cloves per bulb.


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Russian Red

(rocombole hardneck variety) This is another variety that has done very well for us. It has a strong garlic flavor and has a warm sweet aftertaste. It is a NW heirloom brought to British Columbia by Doukhobor immigrants from Russia in early 1900's. Averages about 4 cloves per bulb.


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Russian Renegade

Rocambole A spicy rocambole that is said to do really well in colder climates. It is also said that this one doesnít like weeds. (we didnít test that out yet fortunately) Averages 15 cloves per bulb. Looks like I need to take a photo of this one too, so until I do - here is a nice photo of some garlic scapes.


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S & H Silverskin

(Silverskin softneck) A nice little silverskin that was new to us in 2012. It has a nice flavor, good storage life and would also be a good one to use for making garlic braids. We should have this one available for 2013 after we cut the garlic down in August.


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Santa Fe Rocambole

Hardneck rocambole variety This is a new one for us in 2012. This was a find by our friends at Boxcar Farm. Itís a small rocambole that a local Santa Fe lady had been growing for years under her rosebushes to keep the aphids away. They describe the flavor as really lovely with a mellow flavor and the wide leaves can have a bit of a blue tinge to them.


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Schumacher

(hardneck variety - looks like a rocambole to us) An old Wisconsin heirloom variety, this variety is originally from Schumacher Farm near Waunakee, WI - an early 1900's homestead that is now a county park that actively teaches people about rural life in the 1920's and 30's as a living history museum complete with heirloom gardens. Nice big bulbs and cloves and good flavor. Biting into a raw clove reminds you of biting into a fresh juicy apple. First impressions are fresh, crisp, and slightly sweet, then a tiny bit of heat builds and quickly dissipates leaving a nice mild fresh garlic flavor in your mouth that doesn't linger longer than you want it to. Averages 8 to 11 cloves per bulb.


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Shandong

(Turban hardneck artichoke variety) From China's Shandung Province via G. Czarnecki. Maintains good garlic flavor baked. Raw, it's fast acting and flaming hot for an instant and then it quickly fades leaving a really nice mild garlic flavor with just a slight hint of sweetness. It definitely has a nice initial kick to it but it's not one to be afraid of. The garlic aftertaste doesn't linger longer than you want it to either. Averages 6 to 7 cloves.


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Shantung Purple

Turban This is another one that we have been growing out from bulbils and are first offering some in 2011. It is said to have originated from Prince Edward Island. Averages 8 cloves per bulb. Looks like I need a photo of this one too. How about a photo of the garlic field until I take one?


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Shatili

Shatili (Purple Stripe) A popular strain now with its classic and beautiful Purple Stripe character. From Rep. of Georgia. Good bulb size. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.


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Siberian

(purple stripe hardneck variety) This too has been a great garlic for us. The bulbs and cloves have been consistently large. It has a good flavor but is not overpowering. It is said to have been originally secured by fishermen trading green leafy vegetables with poor peasants in the village in Kamchatka, Siberia, who grew only root crops. Averages about 7 cloves per bulb.


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Sicilian Gold

(artichoke softneck) Originally from Sicily SSE 315


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Sicilian Silver

Sicilian Silver (Silverskin) Mild flavor not too hot. Full complex garlic raw mild then watch out. Averages 15 cloves per bulb.


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Silver Rose

Silver Rose (Silverskin) A bulb that looks and tastes very similar to Nootka only bigger. Silver Rose packs a little heat but not extreme, very clean with little after taste. Averages 13 to 17 cloves per bulb.


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Silver White

(Silverskin softneck variety) Originally a California strain. Very productive. When grown in northern climates it tastes sharp when eaten raw. Most popular garlic for making garlic braids. We always keep some of this on hand in the kitchen because it will store for us until the next year's garlic harvest is ready and the flavor is good too. Averages about 19 cloves per bulb.


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Simonetti

(artichoke softneck variety) aka Gatersleben #K 5878 This has become one of our favorite softneck varieties for cooking, it retains it's flavor well. The bulb size has been large and the flavor is very nice. It's a good one for making braids and it stores for us until the next year's garlic crop is ready so we are sure to always keep some for ourselves. Originally from village of Simoneti, west of Kutaisi, Terdzola Province, Imeretia Region, Republic of Georgia. Many layers of cloves with up to 20 cloves possible, averages 14 cloves per bulb.


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Sinnemahone

Hardneck variety, purple stripe This is a new one for us in 2012. The story for this one goes that this garlic was originally acquired from a gentleman who lived along the Sinnemahone River in PA. The flavor is described as being mild, smokey, and buttery when cooked. Raw itís said to have a bit of a bite but mild overall. We can hardy wait to taste it.


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Siskiyou Purple

Silverskin Softneck Flavor is described as pungent and tangy. Being a silverskin variety it is long storing. Said to be a West Coast variety. New to us for 2011 harvest. Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


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Skuri

(aka Skuri #2) Purple Stripe Variety Another new one for us for the 2011 harvest. Originally collected in 1983 from village of Skuri, NE of Zugdidi, Megrelien Province, Republic of Georgia. Gaterleben #K 6038; SSE 103 Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


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Slagen Look

A newer variety to us shared with us by our collector friend in MN. It originated in the Netherlands.


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Slovenian

(hardneck variety) It was originally obtained in Slovenia by a fellow Wisconsinite in the 1980's and has passed from friend to friend until it's made it's way to us. Itís a fabulous producer of large easy to peel bulbs with big cloves and has very good garlic flavor with a little bit of a bite and a hint of a smoky flavor - we think it's an interesting flavor and quite different. It's quickly becoming a favorite cooking garlic with us. Averages about 11 cloves per bulb.


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Solent Wight

(artichoke softneck) This variety is described as one that produces cloves that have an exceptional bouquet, full of depth and strength. We have yet to sample it because we've been saving all we've had for planting so far, but have been impressed with how well it's adapted to our growing conditions and are looking forward to tasting it. We may have a small amount available later in 2013.


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Spanish Benitee

(aka Benitee) Creole New for us for 2011. Originally from the Andalusia district of Spain. It can have some really pretty colored clove wrappers. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. Probably not available in 2013 as it didn't care for the weeds and was pretty small.


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Spanish Morada

(silverskin hardneck) This has been described to us as being an extremely unusual garlic variety Ė a Silverskin hardneck; although some say it is a Creole - either way it's good. The taste is outstanding -- spice starts slow and builds to raging hot. Said to be wonderful in stir-fries or garlic bread. Averages 5 cloves per bulb, bulbs are naturally smaller in size. Probably not available in 2013 as the weeds made it smaller than is normal.


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Spanish Roja

(rocombole hardneck variety) This garlic has taken off and has started producing some good sized bulbs for us. Itís flavor is good and is best described as being a ďtrueĒ garlic flavor. It has had a fairly long storage life for a hardneck in our experience. Averages about 8 cloves per bulb, up to 12 on the larger bulbs.


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St. Helens

St. Helens (Silverskin) Baked it has a subtle, nutty flavor. Hot raw. Originally an heirloom from Western WA. Averages 11 to 13 cloves per bulb.


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Steyn

A new variety to us from our collector friend in MN. We are waiting for the full history yet on this one. So far it's grown nicely for us.


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Sweet Haven

(hardneck) This is a variety that we have been growing out for a few years now having started with just a couple bulbil seeds. It is said to behave like a weakly bolting hardneck variety. Pleasant tasting, of medium strength. Said to do well under diverse growing conditions.


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Telk

Purple Stripe Variety This one candies up really nicely when baked. Averages 11 cloves per bulb. We may have some smaller bulbs of this one available later in the 2013 season.


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Temptress

Temptress Rocambole ( GSF 65 ) Introduced by the Garlic Seed Foundation. Said to be the most pungent of all the garlics. If you like strong, spicy and hot garlic then you have got to try this one. Averages 6 to 10 cloves per bulb.


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Terradore

A nice variety with potential for large bulbs. A new to us one from our friend in MN that we are waiting for more information on it's history. So far we are impressed.


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Thai Fire

Thai Fire (Turban) This typical Turban was originally purchased at a Bangkok market. Clove skins are dark nut brown and the bulbs can be absolutely gorgeous. It has a complex full flavor with rising heat level. This one is another personal favorite for flavor and another one that we love to use to make our garlic powder; it really retains it's flavor! Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


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Thai Purple

(Turban) This variety has a purple blush on bulb wrappers and light reddish mahogany clove skins. It is said to produce delicate tingle on tongue when tasted raw. It was originally puchased in a Bangkok market. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


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Thermadrone

(artichoke variety) Originally a strain from France imported to California for commercial testing. Impressive, large long storing bulbs. Eaten raw there is an initial tingle on the tongue but no real heat and it ends with a slightly sweet flavor; the aftertaste does not linger too long. Holds up well to cooking and gives a nice light garlic flavor to cooked dishes without being too overpowering. Averages 11 cloves per bulb.


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Transylvanian

(artichoke softneck variety) It originated in a small village in the heart of the Transylvania Mountains and has nice plump cloves. It has a hot garlic flavor but not too hot. Eaten raw we would describe it as having an initial tingle on the tongue and a good crisp fresh garlic flavor with a very mild pleasant aftertaste that doesn't linger too terribly long. It smells incredible when cooking with it. It holds it's flavor well in cooked dishes and adds a nice fresh garlic flavor without being too overpowering and overwhelming the other ingredients. A good one for braids, the shape of the bulbs makes you think of a garlic necklace of folklore worn to repel the vampires. Averages about 7 to 9 cloves per small bulbs and 15+ for larger bulbs.


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Turkish Giant Red

Purple Stripe Variety Said to produce some large bulbs and large plants so give this one room to grow. It is described as having a very robust garlic flavor. New to us in 2011 so we look forward to tasting this one ourselves! Averages 10 cloves per bulb.


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Tuscan

Turban Variety New to us in 2011, we look forward to tasting it as Turbans are quickly becoming one of our favorites both to grow and to eat. This one originally came from Prince Edward Island. Averages 12 cloves per bulb. Not available for 2013.


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Tzan

(Turban artichoke hardneck variety) It is said to be a really hot Turban from Shandong Province. This is a very pretty garlic and at our house it's a favorite one to use when making a stir fry type dish. Averages about 7 cloves per bulb, more for larger bulbs.


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Valverde

A new to us variety from our garlic collector friend in MN that we need the history on yet. It's been a nice garlic for us so far.


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Vekak

(glazed purple stripe) Beautiful deep purple bulbs originally from the Czech collection of New York grower, Dr. Boris Andrst. Averages 10 cloves per bulb.


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Vostani

(porcelain hardneck variety) Produces large bulbs and cloves. The flavor is good and it has a decent storage life for a hardneck variety. Averages about 4 cloves per bulb.


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Walla Walla

(softneck) Also sometimes known as Cold-Hardy Italian Purple. This softneck braiding type is said to be excellent for Northern growers and to be a reliable producer of slightly spicy, pink-to-red cloves. It has taken awhile to size up for us so we donít believe that it has reached its full potential yet and is still adapting to our growing conditions. Approx. 12-20 cloves per bulb when adapted and fully mature.


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Wild Roots Music

(hardneck) Experimental variety from Southern Seed Exchange. It is said that it can produce large bulbs up to 3'' although it's not done so for us yet; it still seems to be adjusting to our soil and climate. 4-6 large cloves. It is said to be very high in allicin content, strong garlic flavor with a hot bite. We think it is very similar to Music except that we have not yet attained the large size that Music has reached for us.


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Wildfire

(porcelain) A hot garlic that lives up to itís name. Averages 6 cloves per bulb. We started growing this one in 2002 and it became our personal challenge to get a decent sized bulb of this one - it always produced little dollhouse sized bulbs despite all of our efforts. We are really happy to announce that 2010 seems to have been the year it decided to turn the corner and now in 2013 it is an impressive garlic! It produces nice big bulbs. We really like the flavor of this one or we would have given up years ago! We will have to remember to update the photos of this one this fall using the nice sized bulbs we have of it now.


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Wonha

(hardneck marbled purple stripe) Originally collected 1985 from the village of Wonha, approximately 30 km N of Pyongyang, North Korea. Gatersleben #K 6801; SSE 185


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Xian

Xian (Turban) aka Xi'an, or Chinatown Xian Large cloved, attractively striped bulbs, very early maturing. Said to be a favorite of Chester Aaron, author of The Great Garlic Book. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.


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Yampolskij

(hardneck porcelain) aka Jampol'skij Originally from the former Soviet Union via John Swenson. Gatersleben #ALL 149; SSE 174


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Youghiogheny Purple

(rocambole) A large bulbed, full flavored rocambole grown in Youghiogheny (yock uh gain ee) River valley in Pennsylvanian for over 85 years. Raw it has a fairly strong initial burn that fades really quickly to a strong garlic flavor that lingers in the mouth for about 10 minutes before slowly fading away. Not a sweet garlic but not bitter either, more middle of the road with a very slightly salty aftertaste. This one is a great choice for making garlic bread or using to flavor meatloaf or adding a little flavor to chili. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.


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Yugoslavian

Yugoslavian (Rocambole hardneck) Copper veined and purple blotched bulbs. Deep green and vigorous plants. Matures a few days after Roja. Cloves are dark brown and doubles are common. It has a strong garlic aroma, initially hot and spicy garlic, but not overwhelming and then mellowing to a warm pleasant, sweet aftertaste. Averages 8 or 9 cloves per bulb.


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Zemo

Zemo (Porcelain) aka Gatersleben #K 6307 This is a large bulbed variety. The cloves are well streaked on back but soft brown-pink with lines on the inside. Raw the taste is strong and pleasant with no aftertaste. Originally from the village of Zemo Surebi in the upper Supsa valley at the edge of the Adzaro-Imeretinian mountains, Cochatauri Province, Guriya Region, Republic of Georgia. It has been praised by Cook's Illustrated magazine. Averages 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.



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