- Grows well in most states even some years in Warm Winter Areas, but will be marginal there in years with early hot summers.
- Harvests mid-late season - stores 7-9 months.
German Stiffneck is an excellent Porcelain garlic popularized by John Spamer, a NY organic grower who is now retired but sold it both locally and mail order for years and developed a loyal following. German Stiffneck is the same as German Extra-Hardy, German White and Northern White grown under different names) and is a large, beautiful and well-formed porcelain garlic. These are all basically the same garlic but grown in different places under different names. Its flavor is very strong and robust and sticks around for a long time.
From a grower's perspective, it is a tall dark green very hardy plant and is a very good survivor, usually grows healthy and appears to be somewhat resistant to many of the diseases that can affect garlic. It originally came from Germany with immigrants a couple of hundred years ago. German Stiffneck grows well in all but the most southerly states, where it grows fairly well in cooler winter/spring years but is marginal in years with early hot summers.
NOTE: 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 click here to contact us!