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Yuggoth Seed Garlic (Organic)

Hardneck unique type / unclassified

Named after a fictional planet, Yuggoth Garlic is a strange and special beast. It may appear from a distance that the bright white bulbs with occasional purple striping is just your average garlic. It is anything but. The oddly round shape hides purple-skinned cloves that fit together like a puzzle. Plants are slow start, but they catch up in the spring. One of the most striking oddities when it comes to this garlic is the way the first few leaves seem to spend months crawling prostrate and twisted along the soil. Then, in late spring, they suddenly stand up tall as if charmed by cosmic forces. The flavor has a medium to high heat level that preserves much of its powerful complexity when cooked. Maturity is on the late side and it is harvested along with marbled types. Tightly wrapped bulbs with strong wrappers mean Yuggoth stores better than many varieties, often more than 8 months in good conditions. 9-14 variably sized cloves per bulb.

Yuggoth garlic was bred from by Avram Drucker of Garlicana in Tiller, Oregon. He selected it from true seed progeny descended from the already enigmatic Kishlyk variety. It shares some resemblance to its parent but diverges dramatically in many ways. Yuggoth may not be 100% stable; a small percentage of plants in our growout formed silverskin-like softneck bulbs and a few others grew monobulbs (common in early generations of true seed garlic).

Possibly Andrew’s favorite variety description of all time can be found at for Yuggoth. The description is sheer sci-fi poetry, and reading it over and over might just cause you simultaneous disorientation and delight.

Yuggoth Seed Garlic minimum bulb size is 2 inches across. Average 7-8 bulbs per pound.

Garlic and Shallots will be available beginning late August, 2022.

No international orders.

1/2 lb

Out of stock

Geographical Origin


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.

Seed Saving

Select largest healthiest bulbs for seed to ensure large cloves the following year.

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