If you are looking to order bulk amounts of seed garlic for Fall planting, reserve your garlic early and we will set aside premium-sized bulbs.  All of our varieties are winter hardy and have grown well in the Rochester, MN climate.   (Garlic Scapes are available for sale in June).

Pricing:

Garlic Scape (June only):  $5 per pound

Garlic Bulk (end July, early orders encouraged):  $12 per pound

Non-Bulk Garlic (end July, early orders welcome):  3 bulbs for $5

All of our garlic is hardneck garlic (Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon.  Cloves grow in a single circle around a central woody stem.  These varieties also produce, or attempt to produce, a flower-like stalk (or scape).  What makes these garlics stand out is the range and qualify of flavors they exhibit.  Hardneck garlics typically have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Chesnok Red Purple Stripe

Originally from Shvelisi, Repulic of Georgia​

  • Taste: Sweet, Creamy Texture

  • Best Use: Excellent for baking and all-around use, won "best baking garlic" taste tests conducted by Rodale, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart, and others.  Holds it's shape and retains flavor well when cooked.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 9-10 easy-to-peel cloves​

Growing Details

Average 54 cloves per pound

Storage 5-7 months

Cold Hardy

Krasnodar Red Rocamble (new in 2019)

Originally from Krasnador, Russia near the Black Sea

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  • Taste: Medium tingle and heat with strong pungent flavor.

  • Best Use: Use for cooking, deepens and mellows as it cooks.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 6-9 easy-to-peel cloves​

Growing Details

Average TBD cloves per pound

Storage 4-5 months

MN proven

Armenian Porcelain
(new in 2020)

Originally from Armenian community of Hadrut, Nagorno-Karabakh near Azeraijan.

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  • Taste: Rich, musky, earthy flavor with a bite.

  • Best Use: Excellent roasted by itself.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 3-5 extremely large cloves; sometimes mistaken for elephant garlic.

Growing Details

Average TBD cloves per pound

Storage 6+ months

Grows well in northern states

Northern White Porcelain
 

Originally from northern Germany.

  • Taste: Full-Bodied spicy flavor

  • Best Use: Great All-Purpose, great for roasting, easy to peel

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 4-6 large, easy-to-peel cloves

Growing Details

Average 40 cloves per pound

Storage 5-7 months

Extremely Cold Hardy

Deerfield Purple Stripe (new in 2020)

Originally from Vietnam.

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  • Taste: Mild flavor with a spice.

  • Best Use: Good variety for roasting with higher sugar levels.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 8-11 cloves​

Growing Details

Average TBD cloves per pound

Storage 5-6 months

Recommended or zones 1-9

 Music Porcelain
(new in 2020)

Named after Al Music, a Canadian that brought this garlic to Ontario in the 1980's (originally from Bosnia).

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  • Taste: Mild to medium hot with musky rich taste.

  • Best Use: 

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 3-5 big, easy-to-peel cloves.

Growing Details

Average TBD cloves per pound

Storage 9-12 months

Very cold tolerant

Georgian Crystal Porcelain

Originated in the Republic of Georgia, the former Soviet Republic between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

  • Taste: Mild when eaten raw, smooth buttery flavor when roasted.

  • Best Use: Best for raw eating and use in pesto, salsa, salads, etc.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 4-6 large, easy-to-peel cloves​

Growing Details

Average 40 cloves per pound

Storage 5-7 months

Cold Hardy

German Porcelain
(new in 2020)

Originally from Germany.

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  • Taste: Strong and robust, sticks around for a long time.

  • Best Use: Best for flavor and keeping with excellent shelf life.

  • Number of Cloves per Bulb: about 4-5 huge cloves​

Growing Details

Average TBD cloves per pound

Storage 6+ months

Grows well in any climate