Growing Great Garlic Video
Our Favorite Varieties of Garlic (available at many local garden centers or seed catalogs)
This is a purple striped hardneck. It originated from an area around the Republic of Georgia (formerly part of the Soviet Union). When cooked it retains its flavor and has a great creamy texture.
This hardneck garlic is a very cold hardy variety and one of Larry and Anna's all around favorites. This is a medium to strong flavored garlic that gets a bit hotter after a month in storage! Yum! It has been reported to have a very high allicin content. Allicin boosts the immune system, supports normal cholesterol levels and aids circulation.
This hardneck is one hot garlic. It starts out hot to the taste but quickly mellows with a strong, wonderful garlic flavor.
This hardneck variety is most popular with Northern Italian chefs. Some say it has the true garlic taste. Use this one raw to rub around a large salad bowl before you mix in the greens!
This softneck variety has won many national taste tests. They are great baked and blended into mashed potatoes. It stores the longest of any we have grown and should be eaten last (if you can wait!)