SELECTING PLANTING STOCK
GARLIC GODS OFFERS DIFFERENT SIZE OPTIONS FOR YOUR GARDENING NEEDS. CHOOSE FROM 1/4 POUND, 1/2 POUND, 1 POUND, OR 5 POUNDS. OUR GARLIC IS HARVESTED IN JULY AND SHIPPING WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER, ALL PRE-ORDERS ARE SENT IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECIEVED AND ALL PRE-ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED BY SEPTEMBER 10TH. ALL GARLIC ORDERS PLACED AFTER SEPTEMBER 10TH WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS.
SOFTNECKS - PLANT IN USDA ZONES 5-10
Sweet and mild artichoke softneck. A great braiding garlic since it produces a combination of small, medium, and large bulbs at harvest. The largest bulbs will be produced from the large outer cloves. An early season softneck that has smooth white paper over purple tinted cloves. This is a great garlic to bake or roast. Adapts well to summer heat and is known for long storage when properly cured. Stores 9-12 months.
Mild, rich flavored artichoke softneck. One of our most popular and best producing softnecks year after year. Susanville has white skin with some occasional pink. Mild, but true garlic flavor that is great to roast. Excellent early season garlic that harvests in the late spring / early summer. This early maturing garlic can be enjoyed while most other garlics are still in the ground. Grows large bulbs. Large outer cloves can produce bulbs up to 3.5 inches in diameter. Stores 9 months.
This artichoke softneck has a medium pungency, rich flavor. A taste test winner in the softneck division. A great baking garlic. Produces large bulbs, with over 3 inches in diameter possible. Grows well in both Southern and warmer Northern states. Harvests in early summer and stores well into winter. A large healthy garlic that will store 6-8 months.
Hot and spicy artichoke softneck. Easy to peel garlic that is very flavorful and robust, which makes it perfect for roasting. Lorz Italian has an excellent stand-alone taste which works well in mashed potatoes and simple pasta dishes. This while bulb has occasional purple and brown streaks. Grows well in Southern and warmer Norther climates. Prefers well drained soil. Stores up to 9 months.
EARLY ITALIAN PURPLE
Sweet and spicy artichoke softneck, vigorous, and widely adaptable. Early Italian Purple is one of the easiest garlics to grow. the bulb grows large with white outer skins and purple stripes. Very tolerant of heat, yet also grows well in Northern states with mulch. Best producer with lots of large bulbs. Beautiful garlic that looks great displayed as a braid. Stores 7-9 months.
ROSSA DI SULMONA
This creole softneck is pungent, sweet, and has no hint of bitterness. A favorite among gourmet Italian chefs and is often considered the missing ingredient in authentic Italian dishes. The garlic cloves are a beautiful burgundy color held within thin white outer papers. When a recipe calls for one clove of garlic, then one clove is all you will need of this variety. A true garlic lover’s garlic! One of the only softneck garlics to produce a scape. Many garlic braids made with Rossa Di Sulmona in Italy will have 52 bulbs, one for each week of the year, as a testament of its long shelf life. Stores 10-12 months.
HARDNECKS - PLANT IN USDA ZONES 3-8
Sweet and mild purple stripe hardneck. A big, beautiful garlic that is great roasted and one of the best baking garlics available. It holds its shape and flavor well when it is cooked. Sweet when roasted or cooked. A full flavored hardneck. The plant has vigorous leaves that produce large bulbs. Approximately 8-12 large cloves per bulb. When properly cured can store 6-7 months.
Medium to sweet glazed purple stripe hardneck. This garlic is easy to peel and grow. Tall plants, with good growing conditions can produce very large bulbs. Hardnecks do very well in colder climates, but Purple Glazer will also grow well in cool climates (not recommended in warm winter growing conditions). As outside wrappers are removed the coloring changes from a purple stripe to almost solid purple at the cloves. Excellent for eating raw. Stores 6-7 months
This purple stripe hardneck has a medium garlic flavor with a zing. Produces reliable yields year after year. When the outer wrappers are removed the cloves, with the sharp points, resemble an eight-point star. This is a medium garlic with only a small bite. Stores 4-6 months.
Hot! Very Hot!! Korean Red is an asiatic hardneck and is a deep flavored garlic that is rich and spicy. The flavor holds on the tongue. Easy to peel, these bulbs have 7-9 cloves. Will store 4-6 months.
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SUB CATEGORY INFORMATION
Artichoke softneck garlics are very vigorous and produce big garlic bulbs. Many will have 3 to 5 layers ‘overlapping like an artichoke’ with 12 to 20 cloves per bulb. Wrappers are white and often contain light purple blotches. Top leaves may fall over a week or two before harvest because of there week necks (softneck). Bulbs can be large, round, and symmetrical while others are asymmetrical and knobby. Very long storage when properly cured.
Garlic Gods seed stock in the Artichoke sub-category: Early Italian, Susanville, Lorz Italian, Early Italian Purple, and Inchelium Red
A genetic silverskin softneck garlic that bolt and sometimes produce a scape (like a hardneck). Solid purple cloves inside a white wrapper. Will grow best in mild winter conditions and southern locations. Long lasting, and long storing. This is a popular garlic that sells out quickly!
Garlic Gods seed stock in the Creole sub-category: Rossa Di Sulmona
PURPLE STRIPE HARDNECK
Named for the bright purple streaks and blotches that can be found on both the bulb wrappers and skin of the cloves. Very flavorful. Most strains have 8-12 cloves per bulb. Store slightly longer then other hardneck garlics and are easy to peel.
Garlic Gods seed stock in the Purple Stipe sub-category: Chesnok Red, Purple Glazer, Persian Star
The scape of the Asiatic hardneck are usually short and coiled. Bulbs are usually striped with fine lines that run from top to bottom. Cloves are thick and skins are semi-glossy. Asiatic bulbs tend to muture very suddenly and should be harvested while they are a bit greener than other varieties so that the wrappers won’t split.
planting garlic seed
Virtually all garlic is grown from cloves. Garlic cloves planted in the fall will yield a garlic bulb the following summer. Certified seed stock is paramount, and planting garlic from the supermarket should be avoided. It may have been exposed to bleach, radiation, and / or growth inhibitors to delay sprouting. It may have also been stored in conditions that would be less then ideal for planting stock. You do not want planting stock that has been exposed to diseases, such as white rot, that can stay in your soil for upwards of 30 years.
Garlic Gods grows in an allium quarantine area, which means that our garlic is annually inspected and certified to be white rot disease free.