Included in the 1 lb (1/4 pound each type) and 2 lbs – save 3% – 1/2 pound each) Variety Packs are four different varieties: A Porcelain hardneck variety: Music, a Turban hardneck variety: Turban Blossom, an Artichoke softneck variety: Early Italian Red and a Silverskin softneck variety: Silver White.
The Variety Packs contain 4 superb varieties for any gardener or chef.
Music – Porcelain hardneck variety. Originated from Italy and brought to Canada in the 80’s by Canadian garlic grower: Al Music. It was named by the Ontario Garlic Growers Association in recognition of Mr. Music, AKA “Ontario Garlic”. It performs well in cold climates. Chef’s love its robust flavor and huge, easy to peel cloves. Music is always a huge producer and one of the most popular and favored garlic by many growers.
Music Garlic Characteristics: 4 – 6 large easy peeling cloves per bulb. 25 – 30 cloves per pound. Mid harvest. Stores 6 months. Medium – Hot.
Turban Blossom – Turban hardneck variety. This early harvest variety makes a great garlic to bring to market; they are a real treat after sorting through last years left over garlic. The Turban horticultural group is named for the umbel capsule that resembles a true turban. Turbans are a sub group of the Artichoke group; they have weak scapes and are quick to bolt.
Turban Blossom garlic characteristics: 8-10 cloves per bulb. 42-50 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 – 7 months. Recommended for Zones 2 to 10. Produces scapes. Medium to hot.
Early Italian Red – Artichoke softneck variety. Introduced to the U.S. from Telowa Farm, in southern Oregon, AKA “Early Red Italian”. This Italian cultivar is easy to grow, producing large bulbs tinted with hues of crimson and red. In the garden, the leaves turn a slight reddish tint just before harvest. Early Italian Red is quite flavorful for a softneck, without producing too much heat: a splendid ingredient for your favorite marinara sauce.
Early Italian Red garlic characteristics: 10 – 15 cloves per bulb. 85 – 95 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 – 7 months. Recommended for Zones 2-10. Mild.
Silver White – Silverskin softneck variety. Silverskins can grow in varied climates: from maritime, cool wet winters to arid, hot dry winters. In storage, they can handle more humidity than other softnecks, making them some of the longest storing garlic of all. The bulb skins are white with hints of pink and the flavor is spicy.
Silver White Garlic characteristics: 9-10 cloves per bulb • 60 to 75 cloves per pound • Mid to late harvest. Stores 8 to 10 months! • Zones 4 to 10 • Does not produce scapes • Hot
Please note: All Variety Pack Garlic Seed orders placed now will be shipped starting mid September, 2023. Thanks!
1 lb: $27.00.
2 lb: $52.00.