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Organic Garlic Seed Planting Stock - We are taking preseason orders for the 2014 garlic planting season. All orders placed now will be shipped in September, 2014 after our July 2014 garlic harvest. Please order your garlic planting stock early next year as we sell out fast. This July, 2014 garlic harvest will be our 12th year growing Oregon Tilth Certified Organic seed garlic. This page was last updated on April 8th. Welcome Spring!

Hood River Garlic is USDA certified organic. Grown in the U.S.A., from 100% organic seed stock originating from U.S. soil. Absolutely none of our garlic planting stock is from non-organic or Chinese seed stock.

Please note: Hardneck garlic thrives in cold climates, softneck garlic grows well in warm climates. If you want to try a hardneck in a warm climate, we recommend: Chesnok Red [Purple Stripe] or Siberian [Marbled Purple Stripe]. As well as all of Turban varieties: China Dawn, China Stripe, Morado Giant, Shantang Purple, Thai Fire, Thai Purple, Tuscan and Xian.

To our local Oregon and Washington customers: Since our on line shipping is calculated for shipping across the country, if you send a check, we will gladly offer you a local discount on shipping all orders over a 1/2 pound. Please email or call in your order and we will calculate the shipping cost for you. Thanks.

Sorry we do not ship garlic to Idaho.

Softneck Organic Garlic Varieties

Garlic seed availability Garlic seed availability
California Early [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Polish White [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Chet's Italian Red [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Red Toch [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Chinese Red and White [Artichoke] Sold out for 2014 planting season. Siciliano [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Early Italian Red [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Silver White [Silver Skin] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Inchelium Red [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Susanville [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Nootka Rose [Silver Skin] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Transylvanian [Artichoke] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.

Hardneck Organic Garlic Varieties

Garlic seed availability Garlic seed availability
Ajo Rojo [Creole] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Persian Star [Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Belarus [Purple Stripe] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Premium Northern White [Porcelain] Sorry sold out
Bogytar [Marbled Purple Stripe] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Purple Glazer [Glazed Purple Stripe] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Brown Tempest [Marbled Purple Stripe] Sorry sold out for 2014. Pyong Vang [Asiatic] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Burgundy [Creole] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Red Janice [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Chesnok Red [Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Romanian Red [Porcelain] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
China Stripe [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Russian Red [Rocambole] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Chinese Purple [Turban] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Shantang Purple [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Georgia Crystal [Porcelain] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Shatili [Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Georgia Fire [Porcelain] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Siberian [Marbled Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
German Red [Rocambole] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Slovenian [Rocambole] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Khabar [Marbled Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Spanish Roja [Rocambole] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Keeper [Creole] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Thai Fire [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Korean Red [Asiatic] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Thai Purple [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Leningrad [Porcelain] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season. Tuscan [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Metechi [Marbled Purple Stripe] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Velek [Glazed Purple Stripe] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Morado Giant [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Xian [Turban] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping.
Music [Porcelain] Please order now for Sept, 2014 shipping. Zemo [Porcelain] Sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.

 


Ajo Rojo - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Creole hardneck variety. Originating from Spain, Ajo Rojo came to us via Nevada in the 1990's. Original name is Spanish Rojo, the name Ajo Rojo means "Red Garlic". This zesty little garlic has pale white outer skin wrappers, but once peeled away you reveal striking crimson colored cloves. A sweet tasting garlic that ends with some heat. The longest storage life of all the hardnecks. The flavor tends to improve in storage. 8-10 cloves per bulb. 45-50 cloves per pound. Stores 10-11 months. Recommended for zones 5-10. [Medium]


Belarus - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season
Unclassified hardneck variety. Originating from Belarus. This varietal is the most preferred by Washington Horticulturist, Richard Hannan. It is unclassified, because some growers call it a Purple Stripe and others call it a Marbled Purple Stripe. The skin can be burgundy to purple depending on the soil. The bulbs are more teardrop shaped then Marbled Purple Stripes, giving them more cloves per bulb on average. (Sorry no image available. It looks like a cross between Chesnok Red and a Porcelain. We will have a new image after harvest, Thanks!) 6 - 10 cloves per bulb. 45 - 50 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 5 months. [Medium]
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Bogatyr - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Bogatyr certified organic garlicMarbled Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originated from Eastern Germany, then discovered in Moscow by John Swenson. As expected, Bogatyr thrives in cold winter climates. It has also been field tested to produce a bountiful harvest in warm climates. Bogatyr is capable of yielding the largest bulbs of all the hardneck cultivars. The vigorous sized bulbs are purple and white pinstriped, with exceptionally large cloves that are delightful to peel. A notably longer shelf life than other Marbled Purple Stripes. 5 - 9 giant cloves per bulb. 35 - 40 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium -hot] 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 35 - 40 cloves per pound. Mid harvest.  Stores 5 months. [Medium]
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Brown Tempest - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Brown Tempest certified organic garlicMarbled Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originated from the Republic of Moldova, between Romania and Ukraine. This Marbled Purple Stripe can really handle cold winters. The skin can be brown to purple depending on the soil, with marbled patterns of purple and crimson. 5-9 cloves per bulb. 35-40 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 5 months. [Medium]
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Burgundy - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Turban hardneck variety. A sub-species of Artichoke garlic. Mild winters may cause the scape to act as a softneck. Burgundy has beautiful crimson colored skins, with nice big cloves. (Sorry no image available. Please look at Ajo Rojo, they are both Creoles and look very similar. We will have a new image after harvest, Thanks!) 8-10 cloves per bulb. 42-50 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Medium - Hot]
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California Early - Please order now for September 2014 ship date. Artichoke softneck variety. The bulbs are very symmetrical with silky smooth skin and a faint pink-pin stripe: a very attractive Artichoke for garlic braids. California Early is more tolerate to heat than Susanville. They have nice sized cloves: as with all of the Artichoke varieties, they have the layered clove configuration, with larger cloves on the outer layers. The taste is a bit mild but very pleasing; it makes a nice addition for your scrambled egg breakfast burrito.9-11 cloves per bulb. 58-65 cloves per bulb. Early harvest. Stores 8 months. [Medium]
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Chesnok Red - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Chesnok Red garlic head and clovesPurple Stripe hardneck variety. Originating from Shvelisi, in the Republic of Georgia, AKA Shvelisi. Chesnok Red is one of our most popular varieties. We have been growing it for over 12 years and it has always been a trustworthy producer. This beautiful purple stripe keeps its terrific flavor after cooking, a superior varietal that should be in all garlic lovers' gardens! 10 - 12 cloves per bulb. 50 - 60 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 5 months. Small bulbs store the longest. [Hot]
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Chet's Italian Red - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Chet's Italian RedArtichoke softneck variety. Discovered by Chet Stevenson, in a feral garden, in Tonasket, WA. Chet's Italian Red may be a close cousin to Oregon Blue and Early Italian Red. All of which were discovered in the Pacific Northwest. A great choice for Oregon and Washington gardens! A pleasant garlic to eat raw. The flavor is mild, but has good character, but the colder the winter climate, the more heat this varietal will create. 8-10 cloves per bulb. 65-75 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 5-6 months. [Mild to Medium]
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China Stripe - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Turban hardneck variety. Originally purchased at a Beijing market. This early harvest variety makes a great garlic to bring to market; they are a real treat after sorting through last years left over garlic. The variety is named for the umbel capsule that actually resembles a true turban. (Sorry no image available. Please look at Shantang Purple or Thai Purple, they are all Turbans and look very similar. We will have a new image after harvest, Thanks!) 42-50 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Medium]
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Early Italian Red - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Early Italian Red garlic head and clovesArtichoke softneck variety. Originating in southern Italy, this Italian cultivar is easy to grow. Early Italian Red is a great producer with large bulbs. Hurry order soon! This popular variety sell out quick and we have a limited supply! 10 - 15 cloves per bulb. 85 - 95 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Mild]
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Garlic of the Month Club - Please order now for the first Garlic of The Month to be shipped in August 2014. Fresh certified organic culinary garlic delivered to your door for six months. The Garlic of The Month is shipped August through January 2014. The first Garlic of The Month will be shipped in August after our July, 2014 harvest. Thanks!

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Got garlic? When the regular Garlic of The Month just isn't enough, you need the Extra Large Garlic of The Month Club membership! This Garlic of The Month is not for sissies. (Or people afraid of garlic breath!) You will receive a pound and a quarter of fresh certified organic culinary garlic delivered to your door for six months. The XL Garlic of The Month is shipped August through December 2014. Please order now for the first Garlic of The Month to be shipped in August 2014.
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Georgia Crystal - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Georgia Crystal garlic head and clovesPorcelain hardneck variety. Originated from Cichisdzhvari in the central Republic of Georgia. Large tear drop shaped bulbs with huge cloves. The skin is satiny white that blends to a soft pink. A bit milder than other Porcelains, Georgia Crystal will compliment your pesto and salsas. Porcelains are a healthy choice for their high allicin content: allicin helps increase circulation and boosts the immune system.  4 – 6 cloves per bulb. 35 – 45 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium]
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Georgia Fire - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Georgia Fire garlic head and clovesPorcelain hardneck variety. Another Porcelain originating from Cichisdzhvari in the central Republic of Georgia: this cultivar is tolerant of cold winter climates. Contains a high amount of the sulfur compound allicin, which has anti-viral,anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties. The high content of allicin makes the flavor sulfurous and hot. Tear drop shaped bulbs with extremely large cloves. The white skin wrappers may flaunt a hint of pink or gold. 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 30 - 45 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hottest] Order garlic seed here


Inchelium Red - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Inchelium RedArtichoke softneck variety. Originated from Inchelium, WA, on the Columbia River, near the boarder of Canada. A mild flavored garlic, it rated very high in the Rodale Kitchen taste test. It has large bulbs, with larger cloves on the outside and smaller, layered cloves on the inside.  8 - 10 cloves per bulb. 65-75 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Medium]
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Japanese - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Asiatic hardneck variety. Originating in Washington State, from an old farmer of Japanese descent, AKA "Sakura". The Japanese cultivar is very unique for an Asiatic. With porcelain colored bulb skin and huge cloves, it is quite different from the Asiatic cousins that are predominantly purple striped with smaller, more abundant cloves per bulb, and milder in flavor. The plant has a very extravagant umbel capsule on the end of its scapes. 2 - 6 huge cloves per bulb. 35 - 45 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium] Recommended for Zones 1-7.
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Khabar - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Kahbar garlic varietyMarbled Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originating from Khabarovsk, Russia. Marbled Purple Stripes are a sub-species of Purple Stripes, so they have terrific flavor, but they tend to have much larger and fewer cloves. The bulb skins have a marbling pattern of rich purple and white. They are high in sulfur which offers many health benefits: anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant properties. The giant clove size and thick skins make them a pleasure to peel. 6-10 cloves per bulb. 38-42 cloves per pound. Mid to late harvest. Stores 5 months. [Medium]
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Keeper - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Keeper garlic head and clovesCreole hardneck variety. Longest storage quality of all the hardnecks. At first glance, Keeper appears to be quite dull, with ordinary tan outer bulb skin, but inside you will find beautiful cloves of rich crimson and burgundy. Creoles do best in mild winter climates. They are not recommended for cold winter climates, but if stored properly, a spring planting can be quite productive. The flavor tends to improve in storage, making them prized by chefs during the late winter and spring months. 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 35 - 45 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hot]
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Leningrad - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Porcelain hardneck variety. Originating in Belarus, but named Leningrad in the US (probably because of it's Marbled Purple Stripe rival of that name). This garlic thrives in cold winter climates. A sweet and subtle flavor followed by some intense heat. (Sorry no image available. Please look at Romanian Red, they are both Porcelains and look almost identical. We will have a new image after harvesting our garlic, Thanks!) 4-6 cloves per bulb. 40-46 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 5-6 months. [Hot]
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Metechi - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Metechi certified organic garlicMarbled Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Very diversified, it can handle cold northern climates, as well as warmer southern climates. A good hardneck choice for warm climates. Very hot when eaten raw. The bulbs are dappled with purple and white. Nice large cloves that are easy to peel. Long storing for a Marbled Purple Stripe. (This image is actually Siberian. They are both Marbled Purple Stripes and look almost identical. We will have a new image after garlic harvest, Thanks!) 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 35 - 40 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium hot]
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Morado Giant - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Turban hardneck variety. This abundant producer yields very large bulbs. In the garden it has broad green leaves. Similar to all Turbans, it is always one of the first to harvest. They are a great choice for southern gardens because they are harvested before the extreme summer heat kicks in. The flavor is medium to hot, with a smooth rich after taste. Bulbs have dark purple to burgundy pin stripes on smooth skin. (Sorry no image available. Please look at Red Janice, they are both Turbans and look almost identical. We will have a new image after garlic harvest, Thanks!) 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 60 - 65 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 5 months. [Hot]
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Music - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Music garlic head and clovesPorcelain hardneck variety. Named by the Ontario Garlic Growers Association in recognition of Al Music, AKA "Ontario Garlic". Music has a high content of allicin, which helps boost the immune system and increases circulation. Performs well in cold climates. 4 - 6 large easy peeling cloves per bulb. 25 - 30 cloves per pound. Mid to late harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium]
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Nootka Rose - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Nootka Rose certified organic garlicSilver Skin softneck variety. Originated from Nootka Farm on Waldron Island, WA. Pure white bulbs, with nice uniform shape for a Silver Skin. Medium heat with a smooth finish. The cloves are long and slender, with a rose hue to them (as seen in the photo!). Silver Skins are the longest storing of all garlic species. In the garden, they have long plant leaves and make quite impressive braids. 12-15 cloves per bulb. 60-75 cloves per bulb. Mid to late harvest. Stores 8 months. Silver Skins can grow in varied climates: from maritime, cool wet winters to arid, hot dry climates. Stores 10 months. [Medium]
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Persian Star - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.

Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originally purchased in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, by John Swenson, AKA Samarkand. Persian Star thrives in exceptionally cold winter climates. Known as one of the best tasting Purple Stripes from garlic expert Ted Jordan Meredith, author of The Complete Book of Garlic. Zesty flavor that mellows after baking, excellent for roasting, and smearing on a toasted baguette. As with all the Purple Stripes, Persian Star is characterized by pin stripes of burgundy and red on creamy white skin. 9 - 12 cloves. 50 - 60 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 months. [Hot]
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Polish White - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Polish White certified organic garlicArtichoke softneck variety. Originating from Holly, NY, near Lake Ontario, AKA "New York White" Our Polish White has beautiful purple and soft white dappled skin. Akin to the severe cold winter climates of Upstate NY, Polish White adapts well to cold winter climates. Unlike most other Artichoke varieties, Polish White has HUGE cloves, and almost no small inner cloves... making them a chef's delight in the kitchen. The flavor is delightfully buttery when roasted, great for garlic mashed potatoes. 5-9 (!!!) cloves per bulb. 32-43 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium]
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Pyong Vang - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Pyong Vang garlic head and clovesAsiatic hardneck variety. AKA 'Pyongyang'. The bulb skins have a pretty crimson hue, while the cloves are russet and maroon tinted. Ted Jordan Meredith claims that Pyong Vang to be as exceptional in flavor to the Purple Stripes, in addition to having a longer shelf life. Hence, Pyong Vang has a great storage quality for a hardneck variety. 7 - 10 cloves per bulb. 60 - 65 cloves per pound. Early to mid harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hottest]
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Red Janice - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Red Janice garlic head and clovesTurban hardneck variety. Originated from Nmarazeni in the Republic of Georgia. Here in the Northwest, Red Janice is consistently one of the first plants to arrive in the garden in mid-February. The beautiful bulbs are pin-striped with burgundy and purple stripes on creamy white skin. Turbans are a sub-variety of the Artichoke group and may produce a softneck (no scapes), though the taste packs more heat than a true Artichoke. Being highly adaptable they adjust to mild southern climates or cold northern climates. 5 - 9 cloves per bulb. 60 - 65 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 months. [Hot]
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Red Toch - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Red Toch garlic head and clovesArtichoke softneck variety. An import from the Republic of Georgia, near the town of Tochliavri, AKA Tochliavri. Cultivated in a northern climate, Red Toch can handle cold northern winters as well as warm southern winters. Red Toch is a favorite softneck variety of garlic experts Chester Aaron and Darrell Merrell. In the garden, the garlic plant matures sooner than other artichokes. When stressed by hot weather close to harvest time, Artichokes may produce a hardneck with several bulbils (seed heads). 12 - 20 cloves per bulb. 80 - 90 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 5 - 6 months.  [Medium]
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Shantang Purple - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Shantang Purple certified organic garlicTurban hardneck variety. Originated from China and brought to the U.S. via Chrysalis farm of Viroqua, Wisconsin, AKA Shangtung Purple and Shang Tung Purple. A huge producer, our Shantang Purple produces some bulbs up to a ¼ pound! Great garlic for varied climates, it can handle hot dry climates as well as cold northern climates. The bulbs are attractive, with amethyst stripes on creamy white skin. Large sized cloves that break apart easily. Shantang Purple packs some heat, especially when eaten raw. 6 - 8 cloves per bulb. 38 - 48 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hot]
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Shatili - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originating from Shatili, in the Republic of Georgia. Cultivated at 4,750 feet, makes it a great choice for high elevations like Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. It can really handle extreme cold winter climates. Shatili has the classic rich purple pin stripes on smooth white bulb skin. A good storing Purple Stripe varietal, its flavor reflects Persian Star, but with greater storage. Purple Stripes are known as the best bakes: perfect for roasted winter vegetables and mashed potatoes. (Sorry no image available. Please see Chesnok Red, they are both Purple Stripes and look very similar. We will have a new image after garlic harvest. Thanks!) 10 - 12 cloves per bulb. 50 - 60 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 5 - 6 months. [Hot].
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Siberian - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Siberian garlic head and clovesMarbled Purple Stripe hardneck variety. Originated from an Alaskan fisherman, that traded fresh produce with eastern Siberian root crop farmers. Prized for its high content of allicin, which helps boost the immune system and helps increase circulation. Extra-large cloves cause plant to generate a weak scape. A great choice for northern and southern gardeners: Siberian thrives in cold climates and has been field tested to perform well in west Texas. Its flavor may vary from the north to the south. 5 - 9 giant cloves. 35 - 40 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 5 months. [Mild]
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Siciliano - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Artichoke softneck variety. Originated from Sicily and discovered by Richard Smith of Kettle Falls, Washington, at a Santa Fe, New Mexico farmers market. Extremely adaptable: Siciliano can adapt to cold winter climates as well as warm southern climates. The large bulbs are dappled with purple and pink tones and often grow to over three inches in diameter. Artichokes have medium heat, with a nice smooth after taste. Perfect to add to your traditional marinara sauce and favorite pasta dish. (Sorry no image available, please look at Early Italian Red. They are both Artichokes and look very similar. We will post a new image after garlic harvest!). 10-12 cloves per bulb. 75-85 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 months. [Medium].
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Silver White - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Silver White certified organic garlicSilverskin softneck variety. Silverskins can grow in varied climates: from maritime, cool wet winters to arid, hot dry climates. They make terrific garlic braids with their broad tall leaves, and their outstanding storage quality. In storage, they can handle more humidity than other softnecks, making them some of the longest storing garlic of all. If stored properly a spring planting can be quite productive. The flavor is spicy and pungent. The bulb skins are white with a hint of pink Silverskin softneck variety. [Medium]
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Susanville - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Susanville garlic head and clovesArtichoke softneck variety. Susanville is one of our all-time favorite garlics: it has beautiful purple skin that adds nice color to your braid. True garlic flavor that is more flavorful than hot. It has terrific shelf life, and if stored properly can store up to a year! It always performs well in the field, with large bulbs and consistent yields. It is easy to grow and can adapt to warm southern climates as well as cold winter climates. A superior variety for its healthy robust bulbs, delicious flavor and extended storage quality. 12 - 15 large cloves. 60 - 75 cloves per pound. Early to mid harvest. Stores 7 - 8 months. [Medium]
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Thai Fire - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Thai Fire certified organic garlicTurban hardneck variety. Originating from a Bangkok market. As the name implies, Thai Fire may pack some heat! Turbans are early harvesters, making them a great choice to bring to market. Please order soon, limited supply available. 6 - 8 cloves per bulb. 38 - 48 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hot]
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Thai Purple - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.

Turban hardneck variety. Turbans are a sub-species of Artichoke garlic. A huge producer here in the Northwest, Thai Purple always yields a bountiful harvest for us. Extremely adaptable, Thai Purple is a great varietal for varied climates; it can handle hot dry climates as well as cold northern climates. Thai Purple has moderate to strong heat, especially when eaten raw. The outer skin is pinstriped with attractive silky white and amethyst stripes. Early harvester for gardeners who take their garlic to market. 6 - 8 cloves per bulb. 38 - 48 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Hot]
Hardneck, Turban variety
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Transylvanian - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.

Transylvanian certified organic garlicArtichoke softneck variety. Originated from the Transylvanian province of Romania, and brought to the U.S. by Chester Aaron. This softneck variety produces large bulbs with dappled patches of crimson red. It has a buttery smooth start that finishes with some heat (and of course it will chase off the vampires!) Akin to the Transylvanian Alps, this softneck thrives in cold winter climates. A huge producer, in the garden one pound of seed will yield over 80 plants. 12 - 16 cloves per bulb. 85 - 90 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 5 - 6 months. [Medium]
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Tuscan - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Turban hardneck variety. This Italian cultivar originated from central Italy. The skins are purple and white pinstriped that turn dappled towards the basal plate. Turbans will be a good producer in most climates: from warm southern climates to cold northern climates. If you live in the south, Turbans are a great choice because they will be harvested before the intense summer heat sets in. The flavor is medium to hot. Tuscan is the perfect addition to your homemade marinara and pasta dishes.(Sorry no image, but it looks just like Red Janice, or Thai Purple, we will have a new image after garlic harvest, Thanks!) 6 - 8 cloves per bulb. 38 - 48 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Medium to Hot]
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Vekak - Sorry sold out for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Velek certified organic garlicGlazed Purple Stripe hardneck variety. AKA Velek, from the Czech region. Glazed Purple Stripes are known to be some of the "Best Bakes" by Rodale Press and Sunset magazine. They are wonderful roasted and spread on your favorite baguette. A shorter shelf life than their cousins the Purple Stripes, but noteworthy for their robust flavor. So we always eat the Glazed Purple Stripes first! Please order soon, there is a limited supply. 10 - 12 cloves per bulb. 50 - 60 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 5 - 6 months. Small bulbs store the longest. [Hot]
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Xian - Please order now for September 2014 ship date.
Xian certified organic garlicTurban hardneck variety. Discovered at a Farmers Market in San Franciscos China Town. It originated from the Xian province in China, AKA Xian. An unidentified woman brought it into the U.S. without being claimed through customs. A favorite varietal of garlic expert Chester Aaron. A great garlic for varied climates, it can handle hot dry climates as well as cold northern climates. Outer bulb skins are dappled with purple and white pin stripes. The flavor starts with heat and ends with strong earthy notes. 8-10 cloves per bulb. 42-50 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 - 7 months. [Medium - Hot]
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Zemo - Sorry, not available for the 2014 garlic planting season.
Zemo garlic head and clovesPorcelain hardneck variety. Another variety from the Republic of Georgia. Zemo has a high content of allicin. The creamy white bulbs have large tear drop shaped cloves with a beautiful pinkish tone. A spicy garlic flavor with moderate heat. Hurry order soon! There is a very limited supply. 2 - 6 cloves per bulb. 25 - 35 cloves per pound. Late harvest. Stores 5 months. [Hot]
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