True Garlic Seed, S15 W6 27977A S18 Mix

Allium sativum.

Avram of Garlicana Farm in Tiller, Oregon has successfully produced True Garlic Seed (TGS) in enough quantity to distribute to those who want to dive deep into the world of garlic plant breeding. We are thrilled for the opportunity to help get this seed out into more hands and also to grow some ourselves.

True Garlic Seed is an exciting opportunity to experiment with something new. It is NOT an economical way to produce garlic due to the difficulty to produce the seed. Furthermore, each seedling must be grown for at least two years before a bulb will be produced, and results are unpredictable since propagation is not through clones.

Please read this article before beginning your TGS adventure.

From Avram: “True Garlic Seed (TGS) has a low germination rate. With each generation germ rate improves but expect as low as 15% and as high as 40%.  Seeds require vernalization (aka. stratification).  Soak seeds in a 1% bleach solution followed by a rinse and a month under refrigeration before seeding into flats or plugs. Germination is inconsistent and can occur from a few days, a few weeks and even a couple months. It is recommended to read this article before endeavoring on this. Growing garlic from true seed is not like growing onions, it’s a project with uncertain results. Nor is TGS a commercially viable means of propagating garlic, it is experimental and offers the possibility of introducing variation into a gene-pool limited by millennia of asexual propagation, of obtaining virus free stock, potentials for disease resistance, of combining traits that cross groups or defy categorization, in short, creating something new.”

S15 W6 27977A S18 Mix  is a blend of 2nd gen progeny of the 77A line including #s 2,4,6,8 and 9.  The morphology of the plants and bulbs from which these seeds were derived actually showed significant diversity.  There was overlap during anthesis so crossing was possible between them. This mix is being offered here as a mix because it has the possibility of producing some very unique results. Progeny of the unnamed USDA accession W6 27977 A. The 77As have been the most prolific seed producers for Garlicana. For more on the naming convention used here, check this out.

Order fulfillment for this item is through Garlicana in Tiller, Oregon. It will ship and arrive separately from any other items you purchase.

No international orders.

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Growing true seed garlic is as experimental as it is rewarding. It is not like growing onions. Please see the following article and please take its recommendations seriously. It is easy to fail if particular steps are left out of the process.

https://www.garlicana.com/resources-links/true-seed-article/

“True Garlic Seed has a low germination rate. With each generation germ rate improves but expect as low as 15% and as high as 40%. Seeds require vernalization (aka. stratification). Soak seeds in a 1% bleach solution followed by a rinse and a month under refrigeration before seeding into flats or plugs. Germination is inconsistent and can occur from a few days, a few weeks and even a couple months.”

Seeds should be vernalized (aka. stratified) immediately upon arrival.

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