Adaptive Seeds

Softneck Seed Garlic

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.

Showing all 3 results

  • Polish white garlic
    Out of Stock

    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.


  • St. Helens Garlic
    Out of Stock

    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
    Out of Stock

    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.