2018 ORGANIC SEED GARLIC FOR SALE
Certified Organic by MOFGA
Pricing - Varieties can be combined to meet the volume discount.
$18/lb for 1-9 lbs
$16/lb for 10-19 lbs
$14/lb for 20+ lbs
How To Order
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call (207) 722-3386. Let us know:
We'll respond within 24 hours to confirm we can fill the order, let you know the total amount including shipping, and arrange for payment.
- The quantity of each variety you would like.
- If you want to pay by Paypal or by check.
- The shipping address. Or, you can pick up your order at our farm in Jackson, or at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Sept 22.
Carpathian (Rocambole, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Originally from the Carpathian Mountains in Poland. One of the eight favorite cultivars chosen by Cook's Illustrated. It is indeed tasty; however we think its taste is a little less rich and slightly lighter than Newfoundland Heritage.
Chesnok Red (aka Shvelisi) Purple stripe, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Originally collected in 1985 in the Republic of Georgia, Chesnok Red is also known as Shvelisi, the name of the village where it was collected. We have found Chesnok bulbs to be a bit on the small side, but the flavor is excellent!
French Red (Artichoke, softneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
One of the few softneck varieties that grows well in Maine. Does not produce scapes but, when stressed, as it often is in northern climates, it can grow bulbils in the lower part of the stalk, near the root. Beautiful, hardy garlic. Milder flavor.
Georgian Crystal (Porcelain, hard neck)
A reliable porcelain with a slightly milder flavor than some. Large bulbs, large cloves, very hardy.
Georgian Fire (Porcelain, hard neck) LIMITED QUANTITIES SOLD OUT
Georgian Fire was collected in the same are as Georgian Crystal, but tends to have a more biting flavor when eaten raw. (from The Complete Book of Garlic)
German Extra Hardy (Porcelain, hard neck)
Large bulbs, large cloves, very hardy. Genetically identical to German White (although we have that as well!).
German White (Porcelain, hard neck)
Large bulbs, large cloves, very hardy. Genetically identical to German Extra Hardy (see above!).
Japanese (Sakura) (Asiatic, softneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Our only Asiatic variety, Japanese or Sakura is a softneck garlic that took us many years to grow to a size suitable for seed garlic. Probably not best suited for the north, but give it a try: Its flavor is mild and sweet with a slightly biting finish.
Khabar (Marbled Purple Stripe, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Originally collected from Khabarovsk, Russia, by Alaskan garlic grower Bob Ellis. We grew ours out from bulbils obtained from Boundary Garlic Farm in British Columbia. Beautiful, large bulbs. Flavor is biting when raw, somewhat similar to porcelain varieties.
Killarney Red (Rocambole, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
A rich and pleasant flavor, a little more biting than some rocambole varieties.
Leningrad (Porcelain, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Large bulbs, this porcelain has grown very well for us. Originally collected in Belarus.
Music (Porcelain, hardneck) SOLD OUT
Introduced to Ontario from Italy in the 1980s by Al Music. Typically has large bulbs.
Newfoundland Heritage (Rocambole, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
We grew this out from bulbils acquired from Boundary Garlic Farm in British Columbia. They obtained it from Peter Sobol in Newfoundland, who said it had been grown there for 300-400 years. We can't verify that, but we can confidently say that Newfoundland Heritage has a divine, spicy-hot-sweet flavor when eaten raw.
Persian Star (aka Samarkand) (Purple Stripe, hardneck)
Collected at a bazaar in Samarkand, Uzbekistan by John Swenson in 1989. Complex flavor, excellent for roasting. Our favorite among the purple stripes that we grow.
Persian Tempest (Purple Stripe, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
A typically colored purple stripe with excellent roasting flavor.
Phillips (Rocambole, hardneck)
A rocambole variety acquired by Will Bonsall and Molly Thorkildsen from Raymond Rowe of Phillips, Maine, who acquired it from a man in Rome, N.Y. whose ancestors brought it from Italy in the early 1820s. Large bulbs for a rocambole.
Romanian Red (Porcelain, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Brought from Romania to British Columbia, Canada. Thought to be one of the first varieties to be brought to North America. In a study of more than 20 cultivars, Romanian Red yielded the most allicin. (from The Complete Book of Garlic).
Rosewood (Porcelain, hardneck)
So known for the rosy color of its paper. Medium sized bulbs. More complex flavor than many porcelains. High in allicin.
Russian Red (Rocambole, hardneck)
A rocambole variety brought from Russia to Saskatchewan, Canada by the Doukhobors in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Beautiful, large bulbs with rich red (and sometimes bluish) paper. One of our favorites.
Siberian (Marbled Purple Stripe, hardneck) LIMITED QUANTITIES
Siberian came to Alaska through trading between Alaskan fishermen and eastern Siberian farmers. Biting raw flavor, in our experience slightly milder than Khabar, our only other marbled purple stripe.
Zemo (Porcelain, hardneck)
A porcelain variety chosen by Cook’s Illustrated as its favorite of eight varieties tested. Originally collected in the Republic of Georgia in 1984.