Arsia Seed Garlic (Organic)
Hardneck Porcelain type
With a sharp, hot, powerful flavor, if you like strong garlic Arsia is the one for you! The aroma of a crushed clove is fresh with a character reminiscent of green garlic. While most porcelain types are nearly genetically identical, Arsia is different. A new variety by Avram Drucker of Garlicana in Tiller, Oregon. He selected Arsia from first generation true seed progeny of the garlic variety Krasnodar White. Bulbs are smaller than your average porcelain garlic but they store longer. Bulbs are white with a light purple tinge, clove wrappers are reddish. Avram tells us that it produces true seed for those who want to take on the adventure of true seed garlic breeding. Stores 6-8 months and has 6-8 cloves per bulb. Avram named it after Arsia Mons, one of the great volcanoes on Mars which stands 12 miles high and 270 miles wide.
Arsia Seed Garlic minimum bulb size is 1.75 inches across. Average 8-11 bulbs per pound.
Garlic and Shallots will be available beginning late August, 2022.
No international orders.
Separate cloves but do not peel. Plant each clove 2” deep, blunt end down, from October through February. 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 and hang in well-ventilated, shady spot to cure.
Select largest healthiest bulbs for seed to ensure large cloves the following year.