- A mild French Creole
Germinador is a wonderful Creole garlic from the South of France. Germinador is nicely flavorful but has little or no pungency and so makes a delightful garlic for raw eating for those who love flavor but don't like hotness. Germinador is very impressively the longest storing of all the Creoles and Creoles are longer storing garlics than most. Their flavor and long shelf life make them very much worth growing. Being a French Creole that is usually mild may make it an excellent garlic for French cuisine for those who want to cook with authentic ingredients.
It's difficult to describe its taste particularly since taste varies every year with weather and other growing conditions, but when I taste tested it, Germinador was so mild it was nearly bland and reminded me more of water chestnuts than garlic, but there was a subtle aura of garlic about the taste. Next year the taste may be stronger. Itis similar to Cuban Purple.
The size all Creole garlics grow to depends on where they grow as they require as much direct overhead sunlight as they can get. Most of them have grown in the Caribbean area the last 500 years and they get real big when grown down South but rather small when grown in the north because they cannot get the intense sunlight they need.
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