Not everyone wants to buy a minimum of a pound of every kind of garlic they want to try so most growers have some special sampler assortment that contain two bulbs each of several kinds of garlic
Every kind of garlic is unique in taste, flavor, secondary flavor and aftertaste. In order to try as many as you can to find the one you like best, sampler assortments are the answer. You can choose between an all mild sampler or an all hot/strong sampler or all hardneck garlics or all warm winter garlic for the south and west parts of the country or a gourmet sampler that has a little of everything in it for adventurous minded people.
The sizes of bulbs used in the samplers are usually slightly smaller than prime in order to allow for as much variety as possible but still of good planting size. This is good for customers and growers alike. Sampler assortments usually cost a little more per pound because they are labor-intensive to select, package and send. It's worth it, though because it lets you try more kinds of garlic for less money than buying in bulk. If you order samplers from different growers, you will get different samplers, based on a grower's availability.
All-Warm Winter Sampler Assortments
Most garlics grow better in the north than in warm winter areas, except Creoles and Artichokes which thrive in warm winter areas and do not get enough light to grow big up north like they can in the sunny southlands.
The two kinds of softneck garlics, Artichokes, which were once called Italian Red garlics, grow well in warm winter areas and Silverskins, which are the longest storing and best braiding garlics. Creole garlics do exceptionally well in warm winter areas as they come from Spain and southern France and need all the sunlight they can get but they are very hardy garlics and thrive when others fail. They grow well in the north but are small due to lack of intense sunlight.
Typical Artichoke types are Applegate, Simoneti, Early Red Italian, California Early, California Late, Red Toch, Inchelium Red and Lorz Italian, among others and Silverskins may include, S&H, Silverwhite, Nootka Rose or Silver Rose or Mild French. If Creoles are available, they are likely to be Ajo Rojo (hot), Burgundy (rich and mellow) and Creole Red (shallot-like flavor).
- We Are currently accepting Online Orders for all-Warm Winter Sampler Assortments for fall shipment.
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