Artichoke Softneck Variety
Artichoke softneck variety. Originated in the small village of Tochliavri, in the Republic of Georgia, and brought to the U.S. by John Swenson, AKA “Tochliavri”. Cultivated in a northern climate, Red Toch can handle cold northern winters. Red Toch is a favorite softneck variety of garlic experts Chester Aaron and Darrell Merrell. When stressed by hot weather close to harvest time, Artichokes may produce a hardneck (or scape) with several bulbils (seeds). This Artichoke softneck varietal is an excellent choice for braiding due to it’s gorgeous red and purple bulb skin color. All Hood River Garlic is Certified Organic and grown in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, USA.
Please note: this image is actually Susanville, but they are both Artichoke softneck garlic varieties and they look almost identical. We will have a new image soon. Thanks!
Red Toch Garlic Characteristics
10 – 15 cloves per bulb. 85 – 95 cloves per pound. Early harvest variety. Stores 6 – 7 months. Recommended for Zones 2-10. Mild flavor. Please note: All garlic seed ordered now will be shipped three days a week: Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s through October.
8 oz: $13.25. Limited supply, 1/2 pounds only please.