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Umbels/Bulbils
Growing from bulbil is very rewarding. Learn more about bulbils here, then order from our catalog's Cultivar pages.

Garlic Scapes
Learn the origins and uses of this incredible feature of garlic.
Sauteed Scapes


World of Garlic
Would a wine connoisseur confuse Cabernet with Riesling? Of course not. We're very pleased to have been given permission by Ted Jordan Meredith to extensively quote material from his book "The Complete Book of Garlic" on our website.
 
   



 Seed Garlic Catalogs                                                              

Organic & Non-Organic: We offer both Organic Seed Garlic and Non-Organic Seed Garlic that has been grown to organic standards. There are separate catalog pages and "Add to Cart" buttons for each. Choose which page you'd like to use from the "Garlic Catalogs" drop down menu at the top of our website.

Cultivar Descriptions: Every Cultivar has a page dedicated to it on our website. Use the Cultivar List in the left sidebar of most pages to go directly to a particular cultivar's description.

 
Kostyn's Red
 
 Kostyn's Red
Marbled Purple Stripe
Bulbils, rounds, cloves
and bulbs
Keep in mind...
  • Wholesale pricing for BULK farm orders is available. Contact us for details.
  • At the bottom of the sidebar you'll find links to more information on Bulbils and the World of Garlic in general.
Note: Please refer to our Ordering page or Contact page if you would prefer not to place your order online.


 What's Unique about our Cultivar description pages?             


Personality Profile: Every cultivar has a unique Personality, captured in a short paragraph and included on its web-page. No two people's taste buds are the same, making it difficult to standardize a description of a given garlic, so we've decided to try something new;  prose and poetry! Somehow it seems to work, and be enjoyable as well.

Growing Characteristics: For gardeners and farmers, every horticultural group page includes a decription of that Group's basic growing characteristics and  each cultivar's page includes  growing characteristics particular to that cultivar. We list average number of cloves per bulb as well as an approximate number of bulbils per umbel for those wishing to grow using the bulbil method.

Quantity: Unless a cultivar is listed as being sold in BULK, there will usually be a limit to how many bulbs an individual customer may purchase. Our shopping cart keeps track of inventory and will not allow you to purchase more than is in stock. However, if something is showing out of stock in the shopping cart but is not listed as SOLD OUT beside the cultivar in our Cultivar List, please contact us to see if we have more in our bins.  If a LIMIT is placed on a given cultivar, please make sure to enter no more than allowed since the shopping cart will allow the transaction if the bulbs are in inventory and we will then have to contact you to correct the order.

 On Differences Between Cultivars              


Human evolution vs garlic evolution
If you're not yet familiar with the history of garlic and with the sometimes dramatic differences in flavor and growing characteristics between garlic cultivars, we highly recommend taking a few moments to educate yourself. There are basically ten distinct horticultural groups, or sub-species, of garlic. Knowing a bit about this diversity can help in choosing which cultivars you'd like to try next.  Botanists have used genetic information to roughly determine which garlic groups are oldest and which are more recent. If we compare garlic to human evolution, it would appear something like what we've created in the depiction you see at right.

Visit our World of Garlic page to read about the history of the multitude of garlic enjoyed worldwide. We're very pleased that gardening author, Ted Jordan Meredith, has given us permission to quote extensively from his incredible compendium titled The Complete Book of Garlic.



 Note for Chefs: If you use a lot of garlic then you'll be interested to know that the skins of some varieties are much easier to remove than others. Also, cloves from different cultivars vary greatly in size. Try a Rocambole if you prefer easily removed skins. Try a Marbled Purple Stripe if you prefer cloves that are large and of uniform size. Try a Porcelain if you prefer really large cloves and are looking to bake the bulb. Bon Appetite!

- The Kitchen at Rasa Creek Farm