Adaptive Seeds

Garlic Seed

For our 2016 garlic offerings we are excited to partner with Garlicana, located in Tiller, Oregon, and offer some very unique and uncommon varieties that fit with our mission of Bringing Biodiversity Back! Avram Drucker with Garlicana is our friend and trusted garlic growing expert, connoisseur, and garlic plant breeder. Garlicana is not certified organic but uses only organic practices in production, harvest and cleaning. We have experience growing many of these varieties ourselves, finding all of them to be productive, interesting, and delicious. We invite you to dive deeper into garlic diversity & try some of these great varieties this year! Quantities are limited.

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  • Bangkok garlic seed

    Bangkok Seed Garlic

    $13.00$22.00
    Hardneck Turban type

    Bangkok is the only Turban type of garlic we have grown repeatedly. As a Turban, it is delightfully different from all other garlic types. Plants leaf out much more quickly after planting in the fall, and continue this accelerated growth all the way through the season, maturing almost a month earlier than the silverskin types. Leaves are much less fibrous than other types of garlic making it a good candidate for green garlic. Wrappers are white with some purple streaking, and cloves are plump with pink wrappers. Heat is only moderate. This variety was picked up many years ago at a market in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Minimum bulb size for our seed garlic is 2 inches across. Average 5-8 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.


  • Donostia Red Garlic

    Donostia Red Seed Garlic

    $13.00$22.00
    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.


  • French Grey Shallots
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    French Grey Shallot Seed (Organic)

    $14.00$135.00
    Allium oschaninii. 270 days (fall planted).

    We fell in love with the French Grey Shallots when we started to grow them to add diversity to the winter CSA share. They instantly became one of our favorite alliums in the kitchen, as they have a very fine flavor that adds a lovely touch to almost any dish. Shallots are widely used not only in French, Indian, and Thai food, but also Central Asian cooking, where they reportedly grow wild. These shallots have a hard skin that can be difficult to peel, but underneath their rough exterior lies a heart of gold; I almost think that cliché was first used to describe the French Grey Shallot (even though the “heart” is white and purple). French Grey Shallots are a true shallot, meaning they are only propagated vegetatively and never form true seed. For a great background on shallots in general check out this article on The Shallot Wars.

    Bulb size is 1/2″ minimum, up to 2″. Average 10 – 40 bulbs per lb.

    Shallot inventory will be updated late August for shipping mid-September, 2017.

    No international orders.

     


  • Polish white garlic
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    Polish White Seed Garlic

    $13.00$22.00
    Softneck Artichoke type

    Polish White is the quintessential softneck garlic — an artichoke type that yields always large, and often giant bulbs. The beautiful light purple blushing on white-to-tan wrappers makes us wonder why it is called Polish White. This very reliable variety is similar to Broadleaf Czech, Siskiyou Purple, and other artichoke types. We have trialed many artichoke types over the years and this may be one of the best. It is consistently productive and even grows well in heavy soils. The 9-15 cloves per bulb and heavy yields make Polish White a good choice for market farms and CSA’s, especially because the high clove count makes replanting your own seed stock very economical. Stores well for at least 10 months with a moderately hot flavor which Avram describes as “a fresh green flavor” that increases in heat during its first six months of storage. Around the year 1900 it was brought to Clarendon, New York by the Cznŏwski family, who were fur trading Polish immigrants.

    Minimum bulb size for our seed garlic is 2 inches across. Average 5-8 bulbs per pound.

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

    Garlic inventory will be updated late August for shipping mid-September, 2017.

    No international orders.


  • Shvelisi Seed Garlic
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    Shvelisi Seed Garlic

    $13.00$22.00
    Hardneck Purple Stripe type

    Aka, Chesnok Red. Shvelisi garlic is a very nice hardneck variety originally from the village of Shvelisi in the Republic of Georgia. With a strong rich flavor it is good for almost any purpose. Famous for its sweet flavor when roasted, it is also good raw (although some may find it a little too spicy). We highly recommend this variety for market farm production as well as for home gardening because it consistently produces large bulbs. Plants have a prostrate and sprawling growth habit, which might help it survive under heavy snows, but make this variety less suitable for green garlic bunches. The bulbs sometimes have a nice red color depending on growing conditions and the inner wrappers are a beautiful fuchsia.

    Avram notes that it is “more commonly known by the ironic moniker ‘Chesnok Red.’ ‘Chesnok’ is the Russian (and related languages) word for garlic. If the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia is indicative of the less than harmonious relationship between the two countries, they have even less in common linguistically. In Georgian the word for garlic is ‘niori.'”

    Minimum bulb size for our seed garlic is 2 inches across. Average 5-8 bulbs per pound.

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

    Garlic inventory will be updated late August for shipping mid-September, 2017.

    No international orders.


  • St. Helens Garlic
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    St. Helens Seed Garlic

    $13.00$22.00
    Softneck Silverskin type

    White bulbed softneck variety from western Washington State. It is a family heirloom named after Mount St. Helens and it grows very well for us, similar to other silverskins. St. Helens is later to dry down and stores well for many months. Clove size is consistently larger than other softneck silverskin types. Has tolerated rust pressure for us, enough to make nice big bulbs. Long stems make it a great choice for garlic braids. Flavor is hot when raw and mellows to a rich nutty flavor when roasted. Bulbs usually contain 7-10 cloves.

    Minimum bulb size for our seed garlic is 2 inches across. Average 5-8 bulbs per pound.

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

    Garlic inventory will be updated late August for shipping mid-September, 2017.

    No international orders.


  • Garlic Sampler
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    Surprise Sampler Seed Garlic

    $14.00$24.00
    Softneck &/or Hardneck types

    Can’t decide which variety to grow? Have limited garden space & would prefer smaller quantities of multiple types? Well, this is the option for you! Each 1/2 lb bag includes 3-5 bulbs, each a different variety of garlic. Some hardneck, some softneck. A good way to get to know a few different varieties & flavor profiles in one growing season. Each bulb is labeled with variety name & we promise to do our best to make sure no two bulbs are the same variety.

    Specific varieties included in the Surprise Sampler are subject to availability.

    Minimum bulb size for our seed garlic is 2 inches across. Average 5-8 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.