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The Artichoke Variety of Gourmet Garlics

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Artichoke Garlics Table of Contents

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[ An overview of Artichoke garlics ] [ Applegate ] [ California Early ] [ California Late ] [ Chamiskuri ] [ Early Red Italian ] [ Inchelium Red ] [ Italian Late ] [ Italian Purple ]

[ Lorz Italian ] [ New York White ] [ Polish Red ] [ Polish Softneck ] [ Polish White ] [ Red Toch ] [ Rogue River Red ] [ Siciliano ] [ Simoneti ] [ Susanville ] [ Thermadrone ] [ Transylvanian ]

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Five ways to buy from the growers in our Farmers Market:

1. - If you know the name of the garlic you want to buy,
click here look it up in an alphabetical listing and click on the name of the one you want.
or
2. - If you don't know the name of the garlic you want to buy,
click here look it up in a list sorted by mild, medium and hot/strong
and click on the name of one that sounds good to you.
or
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An Overview of Artichoke Garlics

Artichoke garlics (sativums or softnecks) are the kinds of garlics seen most in the supermarkets in our part of the country. California Early and California Late are grown in huge quantities around Gilroy, California and shipped all over the country and are the generic garlic that most people think of when they think of garlic. In fact, most people around our parts weren't even aware that there was more than one kind of garlic. Artichoke garlics are the easiest to grow and seem to be less fussy about growing conditions than the others and do well in warm winter locations. They have lots of cloves, usually somewhere between 12 and 20, with lots of smaller internal cloves. These are a favorite among people who want to use only a very small amount of garlic in a dish (although I can't imagine why). They appear to feel that if you can taste the garlic in a dish you have used too much and prefer to use the small inner cloves.

Artichokes are generally very large, store well and have a wide range of flavors with some, like Simoneti and Red Toch, being very mild and pleasant and others, such as Inchelium Red and Susanville, have greater depth of flavor. Chinese Purple and Purple Cauldron are much stronger and stick around for a while. The Asiatic group of artichoke garlics tend to send up scapes, despite the fact that they're supposed to be softnecks and have a little more color to the bulb wrappers than the main group, which are usually very white. The Turban group of artichoke garlics tend to be the most colorful artichokes and have fewer cloves per bulb than the others. The turbans also harvest earlier and store less long than the other artichokes and a good bit stronger in taste as well.

Artichoke Garlics are the commercial growers favorite because they are easier to grow and produce larger bulbs that most other garlics. Artichokes are often called red garlics or Italian garlics despite the fact that most are neither red nor were ever grown in Italy. Most of the artichokes that have red as part of their name have no red in them, but we retain the word as it helps to describe exactly which cultivar we are discussing.

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Artichoke garlics that may be available this year:



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Applegate - A Mild Artichoke garlic

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Harvests in early summer - stores into mid-winter.

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Applegate is a superb mild garlic that is excellent for raw eating as in pesto or added as something crunchy to tuna or chicken salad (it's that mild) or cooking where you want only the most delicate hint of garlic in your dish.

Applegate is an early harvesting fairly good storing garlic but should be grown in conjunction with a longer storing Porcelain or Silverwhite in order to be able to have good garlic year around.

Extremes of weather, such as extra cold or dry winters or high temperatures in the early spring can make it a warmer and stronger garlic. It is a wonderful garlic and I highly recommend it for those who love good tasting mild garlic. It is well worth growing and is a fairly early maturing garlic which you can be enjoying while most of the others are still in the ground.

Applegate is a good garlic to grow in warm winter areas.

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None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale.
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Sorry, our growers are all sold out of this cultivar at present.
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California Early Picture of an Artichoke garlic

Harvests early summer - stores into winter.

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This one of the two Gilroy cultivars is the one you're least likely to find in the local supermarkets because it is processed into dried and pickled and otherwise processed garlic products. California Early is a little bigger and sweeter than California Late, which is definitely on the hot side. Cal Early is said to be very early maturing but it seems to be more of a mid-artichoke-season garlic for us, though it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic. It does seem to tolerate our hot spring weather well and stores well also.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much better our Cal Early garlic was than the ones we bought in the stores. The difference our healthy soil and careful handling makes is phenomenal.When grown and harvested properly, Cal Early is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a wonderful baker.

It ranks 4-5 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

It's a very good growers garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions. The Gilroy growers knew good garlic when they saw it, it was their agricultural practices and resulting soil conditions that made the difference.

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California Late

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Harvests in early summer - stores into mid-winter.

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One of the two cultivars you're most likely to find in the local supermarkets, along with California Early. California Late is a little on the hot side and has more color. Cal Late is more of a mid-late season garlic for us, though it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic. It does seem to tolerate our hot spring weather well and stores well also. I was pleasantly surprised by how much more flavor our Cal Late garlic was than the ones we bought in the stores. The difference our healthy soil and careful handling makes is phenomenal.When grown and harvested properly, Cal Late is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a wonderful baker. It's a very good growers garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions. The Gilroy people choose their garlic well, they just didn't grow it well. Great garlic became a casualty of modern farming, but rightful growing can restore it to its place of dignity.

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Chamiskuri (softneck Artichoke garlic)

Grows very well in most of the USA and can even be grown in warm winter areas quite well.
Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.

Chamiskuri is an early-mid season harvesting medium-rich flavored and medium pungent softneck Artichoke with straw-colored clove covers and sometimes a lot of purplish color to the bulb wrappers, depending on weather. Excellent all-around garlic that can be braided. Chamiskuri stores into mid-winter.

It is good to grow these along with Porcelains or Silverskins so you can have both early season and long storing kinds. You may not ever run out of good garlic.

May or may not be available this year.

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Early Red Italian

Harvests in June - stores into winter.

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Early Red Italian has long been a gardeners favorite because it is an early harvesting , richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that has a lot of color and grows almost anywhere. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter. After a few months of having no garlic, Early Red Italian gave gardeners an excellent garlic weeks before most other varieties and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic. It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It does seem to tolerate our hot spring weather well and stores well also.

Early Red Italian ranks 4-5 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

The difference our healthy soil and careful handling makes is phenomenal in all garlics. When grown and harvested properly, Early Red Italian is an excellent all- around general use garlic and an excellent baker. It's a very good growers garlic as it has many large cloves and it stores well under proper conditions.


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Oregon Trail Garlic in OR.
P. O. Box 681
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 519-4161
E-mail - kevin@thegeo.net.
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Galiano

Harvests in June - stores into winter.

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Galiano is a gardener's delight because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that has a lot of color and grows almost anywhere. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter. After a few months of having no garlic, Galiano gave gardeners an excellent garlic weeks before most other varieties and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic. It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It does seem to tolerate our hot spring weather well and stores well also.

Galiano ranks 4-5 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

The difference our healthy soil and careful handling makes is phenomenal in all garlics. When grown and harvested properly, Galiano is an excellent all- around general use garlic and an excellent baker. It's a very good growers garlic as it has many large cloves and it stores well under proper conditions.


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Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

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Inchelium Red

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Harvests early summer - stores into mid-winter or longer.
Grows very well in warm winter areas.

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lnchelium Red is a large and beautiful artichoke garlic with delightfully robust flavor but not so strong as to be overpowering. In 1990 Rodale Kitchens, part of the parent organization of Organic Gardening magazine, sponsored a garlic tasting contest. Inchelium Red won the contest. The verdict was not unanimous, of course, as people's tastes vary widely, but it won anyway. It is among our best selling artichoke garlics most years.

Inchelium Red is my benchmark garlic for true medium. I compare the tastes of all garlics as being milder or stronger than Inchelium Red. It has medium rich garlickness and medium pungency, or, hotness when eaten raw. On a scale of 1 to 10 on flavor and taste, it gets a 5 in each category.

From a growers perspective, it is a large and healthy garlic to grow and appears to be relatively resistant to most of the diseases that can affect garlic. Its true origin is unknown as it was discovered growing on an Indian reservation and no one seems to know where it came from.

Inchelium Red usually has anywhere from 12 to 20 cloves and is large enough that even the interior cloves are generally of good size. The outer bulb wrappers are thick and protect the bulb well so it is a good storer but still peels easily. For those who want to grow their own garlic it has enough cloves that it doesn't take but a year or two to grow all you can eat. It harvests in mid-season (late for an artichoke) and takes a little longer than average to cure due to its large size. Bulbs are usually over 2 and a half inches in diameter and will weigh several ounces each.


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Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
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Red Gate Garlic Farm
4606 Watt Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
(406) 529-3610
ted@redgategarlic.com
RedGateGarlic.com

Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

Penn Gate Garlic
3825 Baltimore Pike
Littlesville, PA 17340
(717) 359-7407
penngate@comcast.net
PennGateGarlic.webs.com

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Italian Late

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Excellent strong garlic grows well all over the country, even in warm winter areas.

Harvests in early summer - stores into mid-winter.

This braidable Italian artichoke can get quite large with good growing conditions and plenty of water. Italian Late has more purple in the bulb wrappers than one usually sees in an artichoke and the semi-thick wrappers peel easily away revealing large cloves with elongated tips a hint of purple. It harvests in early-mid summer and stores into mid-winter or longer. It averages seven to nine large fat cloves in three clove layers and usually has no small internal cloves.

It ranks 5-6 on the garlickiness scale and 8 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a lot of bite that just increases with age and it stores well for 6-8 months.

Most Italian garlics tend to be somewhat mild, but this one, like Lorz, is different. Depending on growing conditions, it can be very hot and strong.

At first, it doesn't seem to have any aftertaste at all - then in a few minutes it begins to grow and becomes very noticeable and builds to a peak in about thirty minutes. If you like garlic with a bold flavor that really sticks around, this is for you. In years where the taste is milder due to growing conditions, the aftertaste is still present, even though the initial taste is milder.

Sorry, our growers are all sold out of this cultivar at present.
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Italian Purple

Harvests in June - stores into winter.

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Italian Purple has long been a gardeners favorite because it is an early harvesting , richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that has a lot of color and grows almost anywhere. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter. After a few months of having no garlic, Italian Purple gave gardeners an excellent garlic weeks before most other varieties and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic. It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It does seem to tolerate hot spring weather well and stores well also.

Italian Purple ranks 4-5 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

The difference our healthy soil and careful handling makes is phenomenal in all garlics. When grown and harvested properly, Italian Purple is an excellent all- around general use garlic and an excellent baker. It's a very good growers garlic as it has many large cloves and it stores well under proper conditions.


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Red Gate Garlic Farm
4606 Watt Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
(406) 529-3610
ted@redgategarlic.com
RedGateGarlic.com

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Lorz Italian - An Excellent Heirloom Garlic.

Excellent strong garlic for warm winter gardeners.

Harvests in early summer - stores into mid-winter.

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This medium-large Italian artichoke is unusual in several ways; color, taste and storability. Lorz has more purple in the bulb wrappers than one usually sees in an artichoke and the semi-thick wrappers peel easily away revealing large cream-colored cloves with elongated tips and only the faintest hint of purple. It harvests in mid season and stores very well until winter. It averages seven large fat cloves in three clove layers and usually has no small internal cloves.

It ranks 4-5 on the garlickiness scale and 8 on the pungency side. It has a semi-rich flavor and a lot of bite that just increases with age and it stores well for 6-8 months.

Most Italian garlics tend to be somewhat mild, but this one is different. Depending on growing conditions, it can be very hot and strong. At first, it doesn't seem to have any aftertaste at all - then in a few minutes it begins to grow and becomes very noticeable and builds to a peak in about thirty minutes. If you like garlic with a bold flavor that really sticks around, this is for you. In years where the taste is milder due to growing conditions, the aftertaste is still strongly present, even though the initial taste is milder. A real garlic lover's garlic.


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Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

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New York White - A rich, musky mellow Garlic

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New York White is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it but only a little bite.

It has long been an upstate New York gardener's favorite because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that grows almost anywhere. In addition, its parchment-like bulb wrappers make it a very good braiding garlic. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic.

It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It grows well in warm winter areas and is quite hardy.

New York White ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

NY White is similar to Polish White and is an excellent early season braider for northern gardeners - they mature a month or two before the Silverskins. It's a very good grower's garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions.

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Polish Red - A rich, musky mellow Garlic

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Polish Red

Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.

Polish Red is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it but only a little bite.

It has long been a gardener's favorite because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that grows almost anywhere. In addition, its parchment-like bulb wrappers make it a very good braiding garlic. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic.

It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It grows well in warm winter areas and is quite hardy.

Polish Red ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

When grown and harvested properly, Polish Red is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a very good baker baker. It's a very good grower's garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions.


Order Polish Red from these growers now for shipping in the fall.


Picture of Kelly Cott and Ben Ronniger in ID. Picture of 
harvested garlic bulbs hanging in a barn.

Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

Do you grow large, clean bulbs
of gourmet garlic organically?
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Polish Softneck - A rich, musky mellow Garlic

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Polish Softneck

Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.

Polish Softneck is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it but only a little bite.

It has long been a gardener's favorite because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that grows almost anywhere. In addition, its parchment-like bulb wrappers make it a very good braiding garlic. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic.

It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It grows well in warm winter areas and is quite hardy.

Polish Softneck ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

When grown and harvested properly, Polish Softneck is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a very good baker baker. It's a very good grower's garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions.

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None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale. If you grow this cultivar organically and wish to sell it in our online farmers market, please email me.bob@web-access.net


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Sorry, our growers are all sold out of this cultivar at present.
When growers are ready to accept orders for fall shipment you will be able to buy this garlic from them here.

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Polish White - A rich, musky mellow Garlic

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Polish White

Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.

Polish White is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it but only a little bite.

It has long been a gardener's favorite because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that grows almost anywhere. In addition, its parchment-like bulb wrappers make it a very good braiding garlic. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic.

It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It grows well in warm winter areas and is quite hardy.

Polish White ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.

When grown and harvested properly, Polish White is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a very good baker baker. It's a very good grower's garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions.


Order Polish White from these growers now for shipping in the fall.

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Sorry, our growers are all sold out of Polish White at present.
When growers are ready to accept orders for fall shipment you will be able to buy this garlic from them here.

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Red Toch - A rich and musky but mild and mellow garlic

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Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.

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Grows very well in warm winter areas.

Red Toch is another one of those delightful garlics originally from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. This tiny country seems to have developed more garlics than everyone else put together. Red Toch is a nicely flavored garlic, a bit on the mild side and with very little heat. It is not quite as mild as Applegate and not quite as strong as Inchelium Red. The inner bulb wrappers have a little rosy pink coloration and are of medium thickness and easy to peel.

Red Toch averages fairly large bulbs that are and it generally grows fairly clean under good conditions and has a few smaller inner cloves but no tiny ones. It, too, likes to finish off its growing season somewhat on the dry side, otherwise bulb wrappers can split.

Chester Aaron in his books Garlic is Life and The Great Garlic Book, a guide with Recipes has well deserved praise for this garlic. Its fame has also spread from the Victory Garden series on Public Television. It is good for a garlic to gain a reputation for its flavor rather than its pungency. There's more to garlic than raw power, you should at least like the taste of what you eat. Some cultivars are so strong it's hard to tell whether they have any flavor or not. It's good to see this very nice garlic get some respect in a world of power hitters.

On my dual scale it ranks a 6-7 for garlickiness and a 1-2 for pungency. Rich but very mellow.

I had dinner with Chester Aaron and about 30 garlic experts in Tulsa one evening at a posh supper club that was elegant in every way. There were whole bulbs of Red Toch all up and down the linen tableclothes amid the candles and fresh flowers and all the Sterling and stemware and these scientists and a few of us ordinary folk broke those bulbs apart and ate them as appetizers with French bread and butter and with bulb wrappers everywhere, surrounding diners were invited to enjoy the feast - and did. Since eating garlic makes you feel good, literally, a great time was had by all, including the surrounding diners as memories that will last a lifetime were made that night. The chef appreciated the education he got in garlic that night.

It usually grows rather well for us here in central Texas and is one of our family's favorites, especially for raw eating. An old Filaree Farm catalog says its raw taste has been described as the perfect garlic taste. I don't know about that as I hope I haven't yet tasted the perfect garlic taste, but I do know that I like it and we will continue to grow it and use it at home. It is really nice to be able to have a wide variety to choose from as one's taste varies from day to day and even from meal to meal, so buy a few and try them and be sure to save some for planting this fall. It is a very early maturing garlic and is one of the first cultivars we harvest each year.



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Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
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Rogue River Red (mellow softneck Artichoke garlic) from Afternoon Zephyr

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Rogue River Red is a hardy and vigorous garlic that we found growing here when we moved in and the previous owner didn't know where it came from. It is a great survivor and has become our best grower.

Rogue River Red is an early-mid season harvesting medium-rich flavored and only mildly pungent softneck Artichoke with straw-colored clove covers and often a lot of purplish color to the bulb wrappers. Excellent all-around garlic that can be braided and stores into mid-winter.

It is good to grow these along with Porcelains or Silverskin garlics so you can have both early season and longer storing kinds. You may not ever run out of good garlic.

Grows very well in most of the USA and can even be grown in warm winter areas quite well.

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Sorry, our growers are all sold out of Rogue River Red at present.

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Siciliano - A rich, musky mellow Garlic

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Harvests early summer - stores into mid-winter.

Siciliano is a white garlic that is a feast to the eyes as well as the palate and stores well also and that's asking a lot of a white garlic. The rich flavor is a bonus.

Sicilano has an obvious pearly lustre to it that makes it pleasing to look at and sensous to the touch. It has a rich,deep flavor with a zesty medium pungency and a crisp, crunchy texture that is like a water chestnut with taste and an attitude. Its richness makes it excellent for raw eating as in pesto, salsa or just to have something crunchy to munch on with a sandwich, instead of the usual chips.

Being an Artichoke garlic, Siciliano is an excellent braider and is adaptable to a wide range of climates and is a good garlic for growing in warm winter areas.

True lovers of Mediterranian food have known for centuries that Siciliano is a very special garlic and if you are going to prepare truly authentic Sicilian cuisine, will any other garlic really do?


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Sorry, our growers are all sold out of Siciliano at present.
When growers are ready to accept orders for fall shipment you will be able to buy this garlic from them here.

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Simoneti - A Mild Artichoke garlic

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Harvests in early summer - stores into mid-winter.

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Despite its Italian sounding name this large, clean, wonderfully mild garlic originated in the Republic of Georgia, a southern former USSR country, as have so very many cultivars-these people know and love garlic. Simoneti is my own personal favorites for raw eating.

Theflavor is definitely garlicky, but with minimal aftertaste and heat. This gentle giant is great for those who like it mild but with full flavor. If strong garlic upsets your stomach, try this one instead.

Simoneti has thick, very white bulb wrappers that are easy to peel and it stores well. Even the inner cloves are of good size. It is another grower's delight as it has many large plantable cloves (12 to 15 or more) and you can build up your garden with it in only a season or two.

Simoneti has a very thick neck and is very large leafed and has a rather roundish shape. If you like it as much as I do, you will want to get a few extra for planting this fall. As with other large artichoke garlics it harvests in midseason (one of the latest artichokes) and takes a little longer than average to cure when it grows to large size.

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None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale. If you grow Simoneti organically and wish to sell it in our online farmers market, please email me.bob@web-access.net


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Susanville - a softneck artichoke garlic

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Harvests in late spring/early summer season - stores into winter.

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Susanville is an excellent early season flavorful garlic from the mountains in Northern California. Susanville is an Artichoke that is rich in flavor and only moderately pungent. It is said to be from a virus-free test that took place in the 1980s and it can get quite large when grown in favorable conditions.

It is a wonderful garlic and I highly recommend it for those who live in either warm or cold winter areas. It is well worth growing and is a fairly early maturing garlic which you can be enjoying while most of the others are still in the ground. Susanville can get quite large when well grown and is best grown in conjunction with a long storing Porcelain or Silverskin for year around garlic.

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Thermadrone - an artichoke garlic from France

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Harvests in late spring/early summer season - stores into winter.

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Thermadrone is an excellent early season flavorful garlic from France. Thermadrone is a mild artichoke that adds to our collection of French garlics for authenticity in French cooking - next year we hope to add a silverskin. Your French culinary creation cannot be truly authentic unless you use the same kinds of garlic that the chefs in France use - their tastes really are unique. Thermadrone, like the French Creole Rose de Lautrec, has a dijon mustardy side tone to its flavor that is different than Asian and Italian garlics.

It is a wonderful garlic and I highly recommend it for those who love French cooking. It is well worth growing and is a fairly early maturing garlic which you can be enjoying while most of the others are still in the ground. Thermadrone can get quite large when well grown and is best grown in conjunction with a long storing Porcelain or Silverskin for year around garlic.

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Transylvanian - the famed artichoke garlic of the Dracula legends

Harvests in late spring/early summer - stores into winter.

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Transylvanian is the mysterious early season flavorful garlic from Transylvania.

Finally, you can grow the famous Transylvanian garlic and it will grow almost anywhere in the USA though the more tropical areas may be a bit of a gamble.

If you are troubled by vampires or just blood-sucking in-laws,it is well worth growing and is a fairly early maturing garlic which you can be enjoying while most of the others are still in the ground.

Transylvanian can get quite large when well grown and is best grown in conjunction with a long storing Porcelain or Silverskin for year around garlic.

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Important notes for credit/debit card users:

This Farmers market is like your local farmers market.

When using your credit/debit card to buy direct from different growers, a separate order is required for each grower. You may buy as many different kinds of garlic as you want from any grower on any order but each grower requires a separate credit card transaction so that S & H charges may be properly calculated. If you want to order garlic from more than one grower, a separate payment must be made to each grower because they are independant businesses in different places.

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Disclaimer

Each grower/vendor is responsible for their own garlic and prompt shipping to the buyer. Gourmet Garlic Gardens is not responsible for any garlic sent directly from any grower/vendor to any buyer Gourmet Garlic Gardens' total liability from all causes is limited to refunding any monies the buyer has paid directly to Gourmet Garlic Gardens.

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Prices and availability of garlic subject to change without notice.

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How Our Garlics are Grown

All the garlic for sale in our online farmers market was grown without the use of petrochemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers; only natural and non-toxic fertilizers and pest control methods are used.

Some of our growers are Certified Organic and some are Certified Naturally Grown, which we regard as equal to Certified Organic in every meaningful way but without all the bureaucratic entanglements. All our farmers market growers grow organically and some are Certified Organic but not all want to be certified Organic because of the paperwork and reporting requirements and are among the best available sources of sustainable/ organic Garlic and they become Certified Naturally Grown, where the regulation comes from their fellow members rather than a federal bureacracy.

We do not allow growers who use synthetic petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides to participate in our farmers market.

All garlic in our farmers market is grown in North America, no others allowed.
This farmers market is strictly for small-scale North American market gardeners/growers who live and grow sustainably.


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We will be adding and deleting and changing the status of varieties often as our growers sell out of some and add more varieties so check back regularly to see what we currently list as available.
If you don't see what you want, check back again, we may have it later - we receive news about what's available from our growers continually. Or, E-Mail bob@web-access.net

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- Garlic Books, Etc. -

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The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic

is the newest book about garlic and it is well-written and reads easy as the authors
have a warm friendly writing style that makes it fun to read and has some wonderful recipes.





Click here to read our review of The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic

by Chester Aaron and Malcolm Clark



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New - The Complete Book of Garlic is the best, most comprehensive book yet about garlic.

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The Complete Book of Garlic
by Ted Jordan Meredith

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The Classic Commercial Garlic Growers Guide

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Growing Great Garlic
by Ron Engeland


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A Miscellany of Garlic

is the newest book about garlic and it is well-written and reads easy as the author has a warm friendly writing style that makes it fun to read.



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A Miscellany of Garlic

by Trina Clickner



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If you don't see what you want, E-Mail bob@web-access.net

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Basic Ordering Information


On any page of this website where the lists of garlic cultivars are displayed you can click on the name of any garlic and get a picture and/or a detailed description of that variety and some buttons you can click on to buy direct from different growers. Just decide how many pounds of which varieties you want from each grower and use our shopping cart and your credit card to buy on line.

Since we would like you to experience the joys of these delectable garlics and accessories, we have tried to make the buying process as simple, secure and convenient as possible. Just call us at 1-325-348-3049 and tell us what you want and we'll confirm availability and price and get your credit/debit card information over the phone and the growers will ship your garlic as soon as they can.

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Disclaimer

We make no guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, with respect to our garlic or the garlic sold by any growers who sell their garlic through our website. We do not guarantee or warrant the fitness, suitability or usability of our garlic for any particular purpose. We state only that the varieties we and the growers who sell through our website ship are to the best of our knowledge, the varieties we say they are. Any and all liability from all causes is limited to a refund of a customer's payment for the garlic in question.

We and the growers who sell through our website take great care to grow, harvest, cure and store our garlic properly and we will not knowingly ship garlic that is damaged, defective or diseased in any way we can see, feel or smell. We pack the garlic so as to minimize any probability of damage in shipment. If; however, you receive garlic that goes bad within 30 days, please call or e-mail the grower immediately stating the problem and return the defective garlic to the grower via Priority US Mail and the grower will either replace it at no additional charge, or refund your money for the defective garlic. It is our desire to provide our customers with the best garlic we can produce and enhance our reputation for excellence - but we cannot be held responsible for what happens after the garlic leaves our care.

All products are for sale to United States addresses only. We are not familiar with import-export laws and do not wish to engage in foreign trade at this time.


More TO COME...

Garlic Books, Garlic Accessories and Gardening Tools, Etc.


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Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter did a story on me and the garlic for their long running TV program -
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Bob Anderson
Garlicmeister, a self-inflicted title for amusement only.
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If you would like to communicate with us, please send email to:
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