Adaptive Seeds

Donostia Red Seed Garlic


Creole type

Donostia Red is from a market in the city of Donostia, also known as San Sebastián, located in the Basque autonomous community of Spain. Like all Creole garlic types it is from Basque Country and not Louisiana despite the name association. It has 8-12 crimson cloves on smallish bulbs with white wrappers. What the Creole garlic types lack in size they make up for in flavor (extra hot!) and they store exceptionally well. This type of garlic tends to grow larger in places with warmer winters and can be productive in cooler areas as well. Avram says, “This has been the most consistently productive Creole here and produces some 2 ½” bulbs.”

Minimum bulb size for our Creole seed garlic is 1 1/2 inches across. Average 8-10 bulbs per pound.

Seed grown by Avram Drucker of Garlicana in Tiller, Oregon.

Garlic is available now and ships through early February.

No international orders.

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Separate cloves but do not peel. Plant each clove 2” deep, blunt end down, in mid-October. Space plants 6-8” apart in rows 1’ apart. Apply extra fertilizer in March.

Harvest bulbs in mid-July, when roughly 1⁄2 of the leaves are still green. Brush soil off of roots & hang in well-ventilated, shady spot to cure.

Select largest bulbs for seed to ensure large cloves the following year & eat the rest!

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