Also available: Culinary garlic in all varieties.
We grow only hardneck seed garlic at Adams Garlic.
- Is named for the long flowering stem in the center of the garlic bulb, called a scape
- Produces a scape, which is edible
- Consists of 4-12 large, easy-to-peel cloves in each bulb
- Thrives in regions with cold winters. Some varieties also do well in milder climates.
- Offers greater richness and complexity of flavor than softneck counterparts
- Stores for 6-12 months, depending on variety and storage conditions
Our garlic seed is categorized into two hardneck garlic subtypes.
- We grow Music, German Extra Hardy, and Georgian Fire.
- Very hardy and will grow well in most of the US, though not as reliably in the southernmost US
- Thick white garlic wrappers; clove wrappers are golden brown with purple streaks
- Contain 4-6 very large cloves per bulb
- Rich flavor with earthy muskiness, strong flavor
- Store 9-12 months
- The densest of all garlics and weigh more per unit of volume than other kinds or garlic; research suggests that this trait makes Porcelains a superior medicinal garlic, particularly because of high allicin content
- One pound of garlic seed will yield approximately 40 plants, which yields 4-5 pounds of garlic
- Purple Stripe
- We grow Chesnok Red and Persian Star
- The hardiest hardneck garlics, growing very well in the Northern US
- Thick white wrappers with purple stripes; cloves are tall and crescent shaped with elongated tips
- Very flavorful, particularly for baking and roasting
- Contain 8-12 cloves per bulb
- Store 6 months
- One pound of garlic seed will yield approximately 60 plants, which yields 5-7 pounds of garlic