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Home for the Harvest

For people who just want to grow things

Author: Mary Jane Duford

  • Nootka Rose garlic

    Nootka Rose garlic

    Nootka Rose garlic is a gourmet silverskin softneck variety known for its excellent flavor. Heralding from the picturesque San Juan Islands of Washington State, this cultivar is distinguished by its silky white bulbs tinged with a delicate, rosy blush. It offers a rich and warm flavor without overpowering heat, as well as a prolonged storage…

  • Spanish Roja garlic

    Spanish Roja garlic

    Spanish Roja garlic is a gourmet heirloom rocambole hardneck garlic variety known for its top-notch, authentic garlic flavor. Grown in North America since at least the late 1800s, it is celebrated for its spicy bite, easy-to-peel cloves, and rich history. Introduction to Spanish Roja garlic Spanish Roja, a popular member of the rocambole family of…

  • Inchelium Red garlic

    Inchelium Red garlic

    Inchelium Red garlic is a gourmet heirloom softneck artichoke variety celebrated for its mild yet complex flavor profile. Grown for generations in Washington State, this variety is characterized by its large, flattened bulbs with multiple layers of white and purple-hued cloves. Inchelium Red stands as both a culinary delight and a testament to the rich…

  • Majestic garlic

    Majestic garlic

    Majestic garlic is a hardneck porcelain variety known for its disease resistance and impressively large bulbs. Discovered in Canada, this cultivar has a mild flavor profile with 4-5 large cloves per bulb. It’s especially favored in raw dishes where its subtle taste can be appreciated without overwhelming the palate. This garlic variety stands out in…

  • German Red garlic

    German Red garlic

    German Red garlic, a hardneck variety from the rocambole group, is renowned for its vibrant, reddish cloves and robust, spicy flavor. It thrives best in cold climates, and growers often find it challenging due to its susceptibility to moisture-related issues and a short storage life of 3-4 months. However, its unique and bold taste, especially…

  • Korean Purple garlic

    Korean Purple garlic

    Korean Purple garlic is a small rocambole hardneck variety from South Korea renowned for its excellent taste and adaptability to northern climates. Its bulbs, often containing 6-10 large cloves, are characterized by violet-marbled wrappers with pinkish-tan cloves, delivering a full-bodied spicy flavor with moderate heat. It is known for its easy-to-peel nature and impressive storage…

  • Russian Red garlic

    Russian Red garlic

    Russian Red garlic is a popular heirloom hardneck variety known for its robust, medium-hot flavor and striking purple bulb wrappers. The name ‘Russian Red’ can be somewhat ambiguous, as it refers to a variety of strains that belong to different garlic subtypes (mainly marbled purple stripe and rocambole) that were adapted in different locales through…

  • Yugoslavian garlic

    Yugoslavian garlic

    Yugoslavian garlic is a hardneck porcelain variety known for its large cloves and spicy flavor that mellows to a sweet aftertaste. This hardy and disease-resistant garlic variety is easy to cultivate, offers a mid-season harvest, and boasts an impressive storage life of 8-9 months when properly cured. Introduction to Yugoslavian garlic Yugoslavian garlic is a…

  • Metechi garlic

    Metechi garlic

    Metechi garlic is a hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety known for an intense heat when eaten raw and a robust, spicy flavor when cooked. Originating from the Republic of Georgia, it is highly adaptable to various climates and is exceptionally resilient, making it a reliable choice for gardeners. Its tightly wrapped cloves allow for an…

  • Siberian garlic

    Siberian garlic

    Siberian garlic is a hardneck, marbled purple stripe variety that thrives in both cold and warm climates. It has a medium-to-strong raw flavor that turns mild and creamy when cooked. This garlic is ideal for a range of dishes, from stir-fries to soups, and also has a long shelf-life of 6-7 months due to its…

  • Chesnok Red garlic

    Chesnok Red garlic

    Chesnok Red garlic is a hardneck variety known for its eye-catching, purple-striped bulbs and robust, hardy growth. Originating from the Republic of Georgia, it thrives in both Northern and Southern States and is celebrated for its sweet, onion-like flavor with a touch of medium heat. Not only is it a long-storing variety, lasting up to…

  • German White garlic

    German White garlic

    German White garlic is a porcelain hardneck variety renowned for its substantial, 2-inch-plus-sized bulbs. Each bulb contains 3-6 large, easy-to-peel cloves enveloped in creamy-white outer wrappers. This variety is most commonly used for making roasted garlic. Introduction to German White garlic German White garlic is a porcelain hardneck garlic cultivar known for its large bulbs…