Our Garlic Varieties
Listed in order from mildest to most bold:
Not a true garlic but this close relative of the garden leek has a very mild flavor that is a favorite for roasting. Can also be stir fried or cooked with other vegetables or even sliced for salads. Typically 3-4 cloves per bulb although we have had quite a few that have a hardneck and only one curved clove!
A softneck variety that comes to us from the Republic of Georgia. It is nicely flavored but has very little heat and is not quite as strong as Inchellium Red. Averages 12-18 cloves per bulb.
This hardneck variety has a sweet, mild classic garlic flavor. Favorite of many customers -- even people who don't like garlic enjoy this variety! Averages 2-3 bulbs per 1/4 lb. with 4-7 fat, easy to peel cloves per bulb.
This softneck garlic has a mild, lingering flavor with a hint of heat that sharpens in storage. Rodale asked chefs to pick their favorite and best tasting softneck variety and Inchellium Red was the winner! Excellent for raw use – think pesto, hummus, salads – but also shines when it is cooked. A great keeper. Averages 3-4 bulbs per 1/4 lb. with 8-12 large cloves per bulb.
The rich aroma of this hardneck variety lingers to a medium flavor. Great all purpose garlic which retains flavor when cooked. Is a great roaster – the cloves keep their shape so that you can remove a fully formed clove from the roasted garlic. Averages 3 to 4 bulbs per ¼ pound with 6-8 cloves per bulb.
This beautiful hardneck garlic has large cloves that are perfect for salsas, raw sauces, guacamole or even roasting. Some customers really like to use Georgian Crystal as a bright and crisp garlic for sautéing with vegetables like spinach or summer squash. This variety has a clean and fresh taste like no other! Averages 2-3 bulbs per ¼ lb. with 6-8 cloves per bulb.
A beautiful heirloom softneck garlic – although many of our bulbs had hardnecks this year – that has roots in the San Juan Island area of Washington State. It has a wonderful rosy pink cast to the cloves and is a wonderful roaster (one of Cheryl’s favorites!). An excellent addition to Italian food – especially things like bruschetta or marinara sauce. The bulbs are medium-size and have up to 5 layers of cloves with as many as 15 cloves.
The Lorz family brought this softneck garlic to the Columbia River Basin of Washington State from Italy before the 1900's. It has 2-5 layers with 12-18 cloves with wrappers that peel easily. The cloves are cream colored with elongated tips and are great for roasting with a bold flavor that lingers. It is the perfect addition to a great Italian meal! A real garlic lovers garlic!
Silver Rose – Sold Out!
Beautiful rose-colored cloves with a strong, warm flavor. Each softneck bulb has 12-15 cloves. One of the longest storing varieties.
Another softneck garlic with reddish cloves under a white wrapper. Nice taste – not too hot but still has a pleasant finish when cooked. Averages about 19 cloves per bulb.
Persian Star – Sold Out!
What a beauty! This deep purple hardneck came to the US when it was purchased in a bazaar in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in the late 1980's. It has a rich spicy gourmet flavor, and is easy to peel. Averages around 8 cloves per bulb.
These hardneck bulbs contain 6-11 light brown cloves that are easy to peel. With a strong and nutty flavor, this garlic is great for soups and other hearty fare.
This dark garlic has a full, rich flavor (despite its rather delicate nose) that is great for stews, winter vegetables and roasts An heirloom hardneck, this variety has 10-12 cloves with a hard loose wrapper. Talk about easy to peel!
Romanian Red – Sold Out!
A zesty hardneck garlic packed with full, strong flavor. Plump cloves peel easily making cooking a snap! This garlic usually has about 4 or 5 cloves to each bulb and is described as being "hot and pungent with a healthy, long lasting bite.” Recommended for use with meats and stews.
Korean Red – Sold Out!
Our spiciest variety, this small hardneck garlic gives quite a kick. There are typically 6-8 cloves per bulb.