Organic Garlic Bulbs
Locally-grown organic seed garlic bulbs for fall planting.
To plant: wait for weather to cool in the fall (5-6 weeks before ground freezes. Best planted in October,) separate the bulb into individual cloves without removing paper. Loosen soil and amend with compost or organic fertilizer. Plant cloves 4-6″ deep, 6″ apart, with pointed end facing up.
Metechi (Hardneck) Marbled Purple Stripe DNA. 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.
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 produce large full flavored garlic. Averages 6 to 8 cloves per bulb.
Korean Mountain (Hardneck) Asiatic DNA. 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.
Chesnok Red (Hardneck) Also known as ‘Shvelisi,’ this variety originated in the village of Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Rated as one of the best garlics for baking or roasting, it has a good lingering taste and retains flavor well when cooked. Its beautiful purple-striped paper, cloaking red cloves, is quite easy to peel. While it will grow more vigorously in rich soil, this type of garlic can handle poor soil more readily than most others. Hardneck, 8-10 cloves per bulb.
Krasnador Red (Hardneck) Rocambole DNA. 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. Averages 6 to 9 cloves per bulb.
Metechi, Kazakhstan, Korean Mountain, Chesnok Red, Krasnador Red