Garlic seeds

We have over 80 different heirloom, heritage

varieties of garlic bulbs

We have a very limited amount of Garlic for sale from the list below.
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Montana Giant 
(rocambole)  produces extra large bulbs rich flavor.
8 to 10  cloves per bulb

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Ontario Giant
(rocambole) Extremely robust from Great Lakes
region of Canada. aka Puslinch. Averages 8 cloves per bulb.
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Oregon Blue
(softneck) A maritime Northwest Heirloom, said to have a hot flavor pleasantly spicy flavor, a slight purple cast on bulb wrapper
skins. Averages 7 cloves bulb.

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TZAN
( Turban )A really hot one! collected by J. Swenson from Shandong province via Mexico. a very pretty garlic Averages about 7 cloves per bulb.

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RED JANICE
(Turban )Matures slightly later than other artichoke softneck
variety and stores longer.Bulbs have heavy solid stripes over purple blush.Exceptionally fragrant, sweet and a little spicy baked. Starts hot raw and heat continues to build. Originally from
                                      Nmarazeni in Republic of Georgia Averages 6 to 9 cloves per bulb.

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BLOSSOM
(Asiatic Turban type) [Brought to the U.S. by Greg Czarnecki from the Temple of Heaven in Beijing,China Large bulbs with dark stripes.Smooth and mild when baked, hot when raw. A very early    maturing Averages 9 cloves per bulb.

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EARLY PORTUGESEEARLY PORTUGESE
Early maturing,(Turban). Bulb  wrapper light striped.
Sweet taste with a hint of heat. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.
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PYONG VANG 

(Asiatic) From an area of North Korea north of the capitol of Pyongyang. 7 to 10 inch beak on bulbil capsule. Cloves are light brown with a rosy purple blush and elongated tips. Bulbs are                                                 purple striped. A light pleasant nutty flavor when baked.Originally                                          Collected in 1986 from Pyongyang, North Korea, #K 7041;                                          SSE.  round 6 to 8 cloves per bulb.

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BURGUNDY
(Creole) Variety Deep solid burgundy cloves. Very striking medium to large bulbs. Clove tips  not elongated like other
Creole strains and the colors. Originally introduced by an Oregon
grower. SSE 136. Around 15 small cloves per bulb.

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PESCADERO RED
(Creole) Beautiful,symmetrical bulb with brilliant color cloves
creoles normally produce small bulbs when grown in a
cold climate but it has a great flavor Averages 7 cloves per bulb.

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LENINGRAD 
(porcelain hardneck variety) Late maturing. Very hardy. Tall dark green plants. Large bulbs. It’s hot and pungent. It is originally Gatersleben #684 and was originally collected near Leningrad in far western Russia. Averages about 5 cloves per bulb.

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GEORGIAN CRYSTAL

(porcelain hardneck variety)  It has large bulbs and cloves and has a mild flavor when eaten raw and a buttery flavor when roasted. It,s  long storing.Originally from the Gatersleben Seed Bank                                                 (#6819), also known as Cichisdzhvari. Averages 5 to 6                                                     cloves per bulb.

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PERSIAN STAR
(Purple Stripe) is a very attractive garlic easy to grow, an very good flavor. Its a standard Purple Stripe and is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties. the inner wrappers are purple streaked. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.

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PURPLE GLAZER
(purple stripe hardneck variety) A heritage variety. Big cloves, With a shinny clove covers. originally known as Mchadidzhvari #1 from Republic of Georgia. Averages around 10 cloves per bulb.

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 RED REZAN
(Glazed Purple Stripe)  bulbs color deep glazed purple with a slit goldish color to it. Strong flavor,  not hot, no aftertaste. Originally from S Moscow(Republic Of Russia). Average 9 to 12 cloves per bulb.

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BLANAK
(Glazed Purple Stripe) Originally obtained from Czech Collection of Dr. Boris Andrst, Port Jefferson, New York. SSE 214 aka Blanik  Around 7 cloves per bulb.

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

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Hnat
(rocambole) very hot. Its said this one has a slight nutty flavor. it’s a great one to use in salsa. Originated in Slovakia. Averages 10 cloves per bulb.

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Bogatyr
(Marbled Purple Stripe) Very few cloves brownish/purple clove color. The flower stalks are sometimes reddish color.Its said to be fire extinguisher Hot. Originally from Moscow.Averages 4 cloves per bulb.

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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. Some times it has pretty striping on the bulb. Its said the flavor is outstanding Averages 8 cloves per bulb.

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German Hardneck
(hardneck variety)  Averages 5 to 7 cloves per bulb.

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Morado Gigante
(Purple Stripe Variety) Its said to be good eaten raw with a smooth, sweet flavor.It is originally from Chile the bulb wrappers can have a purple coloring to them. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.

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Kazakhstan
(hardneck) Early season. Originally from Kazakhstan This is an older variety. Its grows tall and said to mature earlier than mid-season varieties in warmer climates.  It grows very nice size bulbs in the north also, Its a consistent producer. Averages 7
                                      cloves per bulb.

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 Shatili

Hardneck Purple Stripe. Rich garlic flavor, excellent raw or cooked. 8-12 cloves per large bulb.
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St. Helens
(Silverskin)  Baked it has kind of a nutty flavor.  Hot raw.  Originally an heirloom from Western WA.
Averages 7 cloves per bulb.

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Aglio Blanco

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

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Kitab

(purple stripe) Found in the mountains Kitab, Uzbekistan Big cloves , Averages 5 cloves per bulb.

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Armenian
Porcelain) Originally from Silva Baghdassarian in the Armenian village of Hadrut Karabagh near the Azerbaijan border.
This rare  strain. Beautiful, symmetrical bulbs characterize this gorgeous garlic. Armenian’s fine plump cloves are loaded
with intense flavor when enjoyed raw. Baked, Armenian retains its
                                      rich, full-bodied garlic flavor.Averages 5 cloves per bulb.
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Maxatawny
(Hardneck)an extremely rare variety of garlic that was brought to Pennsylvania by the Moravians in the 1740s.
It originated in Silesia in what is now western Poland and was preserved by the Helfferich family for homeopathic medicines.
Averages 10 to 15 cloves per bulb.

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Lotus
(Turban Strain) If you want a garlic that retains some heat baked this is one of them.
Eaten Raw Hot . Originally from a market in SE China. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.
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Bavarian Purple
(porcelain variety) A nice strong garlic with a hot bite raw. This one produces large dark purple shaded skinned cloves. rich, strong, hot and pungent flavor good store time. It is supposed to be a
good one for growing in cold winter climates. Averages 6 cloves                                           per bulb.

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Bavarian
(rocambole) A garlic that will tingle on the tongue with a mellowing sweet aftertaste. Great cooked or roasted, brings out its sweet flavor.Easy to peel brown clove wrappers are striped with purple. long storage.Averages 11 cloves per bulb.
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Pitarelli
(Rocambole) Introduced to America from Czechoslovakia in the 1920s.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. Its said to have a slight sweetness
                                      to it. Averages 7 cloves per bulb.

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Keeper
(creole) A hot garlic with purple stripes and big cloves. Averages 5 cloves per bulb.
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Georgian Fire

(Porcelain hardneck) comes from the Republic of Georgia ( Soviet Republic of Georgia) Raw Its strong with a nice hotness. Its good spicing up salads. (Cichisdzhvari #4) averages 5 to 8 a bulb.

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Chesnok Red
(purple stripe hardneck variety)one of the best cooking garlic flavors that preserves its flavor when cooked. Won “best baking garlic” taste tests conducted by Rodale, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart and others. Good storage. From Shvelisi, Republic of
                                      Georgia.Averages from 8 to 14 cloves per bulb
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Vostani
(porcelain hardneck variety) Produces large bulbs and cloves. The flavor is good and it has a good storage life. Averages about 4 cloves per bulb.

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Siskiyou Purple
(Silverskin Softneck) Flavor is described as pungent and tangy.long storing. Said to be a West Coast variety.
Averages 11 cloves per bulb.
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Magical

(Hardneck porcelain variety) This is a new kind for us.

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chinese pink
(silverskin softneck)  very early season garlic and is said to mature late May/early June if fall planted,
Eaten raw has a good burn to it, the tingle on your tongue will linger for awhile with this one. Averages 9 cloves per bulb and
                                      cloves are arranged in a double layer in the bulb.
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Ayacucho
(hardneck) Originally brought back from a market in the Andes mountains of Peru Averages 7 cloves per bulb.

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Aglio Rossa
(Creole) from Sulmona in the Abruzzo region of Italy.Averages 8 cloves per bulb.

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Brown Vesper

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

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Gaia’s Joy

(Hardneck marbled purple stripe variety) It originated in Poland and was originally introduced by the Plant Introduction Station at Washington State University.

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Khabar
Marbled Purple Stripe) This garlic is mild and creamy baked, good in mashed potatoes. It also has a nice flavor raw with the heat
easing into a burst of flavor. Collected from Khabarofsk, Siberia by Alaskan grower Bob Ellis.Averages 6 cloves per bulb

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Brown Tempest
(marbled purple stripe variety)Purple bulb splotches, brown cloves with a hint of rose blush and no stripes, with nice shape and size. Raw garlic has initial hot taste that mellows to a pleasing garlicky finish. Average 6 cloves per bulb

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Xian
(Turban), A very rare garlic 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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shantung
(Turban) said to have originated from Prince Edward Island.Grows well in both hot and cold climates. Early maturing.
sweet with moderate heat. Averages 6-8 cloves per bulb

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Bzenc
(Marbled Purple Stripe)From the Czech collection of New York grower, Dr. Boris Andrst. Retains garlic flavor when baked. Very spicy raw with the heat building quickly. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.

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Chinese Red & White
(softneck variety) It may have scapes, this sometimes happen in a cold climate. early maturing variety. It has fat cloves that can be striped or solid depending on soil type. Eaten raw it has a”solid” garlic flavor – its said to have  slight buttery taste to it and a
                                      pleasant mild aftertaste. Averages 5 cloves per bulb.

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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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Zemo
(Porcelain) aka Gatersleben #K 6307  Large bulbed variety. cloves are well streaked on back but soft brown-pink with lines on the inside. Raw the taste is strong. 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. Averages 4 to 5 cloves per bulb.

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

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Purple MaxPurple Max
(Rocambole) Said to have a Very strong flavor, Listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada Catalog as a heritage variety.
Averages 4 cloves per bulb.

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Thai FireThai Fire
(Turban) was purchased at Bangkok market. Clove skins dark nut brown. Complex full flavor with rising heat level.This one is said to make Great garlic power Averages 8 cloves per bulb.

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Czechland RaceCzechland Race

(Rocambole hardneck)  early to emerge, It has a strong flavor raw. This has a mild flavor when baked very nice taste.
Averages 9 cloves per bulb.

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S & H SilverskinS & H Silverskin
(softneck) Its said,  Large white bulbs have 15-20 mostly large cloves. Clove wrappers are off white to tan with a pink tip.
Taste is mild and sweet, with a lingering hint of hotness eaten raw.

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PuslinchPuslinch

(Rocambole) A with lovely large cloves and strong lively flavor. It is also listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada
Catalog as a heritage variety. Averages 6 cloves per bulb.

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JapaneseJapanese

(Asiatic) A very unique strain, white bulb wrapper. Very long bulbil capsules. Giannangelo Farms obtained this rare garlic from an elderly Japanese farmer in Western Washington. Averages 4 to 5                                        cloves per bulb.

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Jamey'sJamey’s
This one was describe as having a smokey and long lingering flavor, not hot.

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Mary JaneMary Jane
(Hardneck Variety) Originally found in the Soviet Union. Averages 9 cloves per bulb.

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Estonian RedEstonian Red
(hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety)  It produces large bulbs and has a very nice smooth garlic flavor. Eaten raw it has an initial tingle on the tongue. It was originally discovered by a Danish seed saver in market in Tallinn, Estonia, and is also known as Estisk
                                      Rød or Red Estisk in Denmark. It’s said to be the largest variety of
                                      garlic bulbs grown in Denmark.Averages 6 cloves per bulb.

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Spanish RojaSpanish Roja
(rocombole hardneck variety)A gourmet best-selling hardneck. A Northwest heirloom brought to the Portland area before the 1900′s. Many connoisseurs believe that when well grown its flavor describes true garlic. Averages about 7 to 12 cloves per bulb

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Turkish Giant RedTurkish Giant Red

(Purple Stripe Variety) Said to produce some large bulbs. It is described as having a very robust garlic flavor. Averages 10 cloves per bulb.

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Baba Franchuk’sBaba Franchuk’s
(Rocambole) Full Rocambole flavor.  Similar to German Red.  Listed in the Seeds of Diversity
Canada catalog of heritage varieties as endangered and hard to find.Averaging 5 cloves per bulb .

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Colorado BlackColorado Black
(Hardneck rocambole) 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.

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RosewoodRosewood
(porcelain hardneck variety) Big gorgeous bulbs. It’s a long storing garlic. Raw, it has a good garlic flavor to it, it has a tiny hint of sweetness to it. It originated in Moldova. Averages 4 cloves per bulb.

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Kettle River GiantKettle River Giant
(Artichoke softneck) This one can grow really large,heirloom garlic grown in the Pacific Northwest. The wrapper white and slight pink color. medium heat and a rich taste, not unlike some hardnecks. Averages 12 cloves per bulb.

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MetechiMetechi
(Marbled Purple Stripe)Plants upright and broader leaved than others. Large bulbil capsule and bulbils. Bulbs nicely colored and very firm. Cloves few, but large and fat, with blushed and lined skins. Long storing. Tastes fiery raw,  Averages 6 cloves per bulb.

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PskemPskem
(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.

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SiberianSiberian
(purple stripe hardneck variety) The bulbs and cloves have been consistently large, with good flavor. It is said to have been originally 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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YugoslavianYugoslavian
(Rocambole hardneck) Copper veined and purple blotched bulbs. vigorous plants. 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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Asian TempestAsian Tempest
(Asiatic artichoke hardneck variety) great performer. It’s a variety originally from South Korea Great in baked dishes like, lasagna, spagetti and other pasta dishes. The taste when baked is somewhat sweet. breathtaking if eaten raw. Averages about 5
                                      cloves per bulb.

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Susan DelafieldSusan Delafield

(Porcelain variety) This heirloom is one of the hottest garlics. Tolerant of wet conditions and the large bulbs produce 4-5 easy to peel large cloves. Very hardy. It grows tall, Susan Delafield is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties

 

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Northern QuebecNorthern Quebec

(Porcelains) Good strength, flavor, size and vigor. One of our hottest Porcelains. Popular with growers because it grows so well under all conditions. Northern Quebec is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties.

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Dan.s italianDan.s Italian

Rocambole

 

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Melody Melody

(Porcelain) medium hot with a nice flavor.

 

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MagnificentMagnificent

 

 

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Korean PurpleKorean Purple

It is a reliable producer. Korean Purple is listed In the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties. endangered and hard to find

 

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German RedGerman Red

(Rocambole) It has a garlicky flavor, typical hearty,  German Red is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties.

 

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Sweet HavenSweet Haven

Weakly Bolting Hardneck
behaves like a weakly bolting hardneck. Pleasant tasting, medium strength. Does well under diverse conditions.

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Wild BuffWild Buff

(porcelain) Its flavor is very strong, its one of the formerly called Allium Longicuspis and still retains the ability to produce viable flowers, pollen and seed.

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Ukranian mavnivUkranian mavniv

Porcelain Variety Ukrainian Mavniv is a vigorously growing garlic that we cultivated from bulbils obtained from Len Caron of Roots ’n’ Spears. It has a nice strong flavor.  Ukrainian Mavniv is listed   the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog as a heritage varieties.

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MusicMusic

A favorite of growers and gardeners. One of the milder Porcelains

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Gourmet RedGourmet Red

hardneck Marbled Purple Stripe garlic
is a fairly long storing garlic with a rich garlicky flavor and warm to hot pungency that grows well in most places. Its beautiful and has a very rich flavor and                                            fairly pungent.

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Romanian RedRomanian Red

(Porcelain) Variety A very flavorful, medium hot Porcelain that grows very well. From L&O Farms. Romanian Red is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties. Its fiery                                         hot.

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Fish Lake 3Fish Lake 3

(Porcelain) Variety has big cloves and bulbs; good strength and taste. Fish Lake 3 is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalog of heritage varieties.

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Polish JennPolish Jenn

A  spicy porcelain from L&O Farms.

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Dan's RussianDan’s Russian

Porcelain Variety comes from Dan Jason at Salt Spring Seeds. A garlic with medium heat. It has a lovely flavor and fries well.

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