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Weakly Bolting Hardneck Garlic Varieties

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Recent changes in the understanding of the relationships between different garlics has led to there being five more varieties than there were when this website was first set up. Weakly bolting harnecks varieties are Asiatic, Creole and Turban (sub-species Allium sativum ophioscorodon). Many of the strains of garlic came to us without classification information and so we have made a best guess as to the variety when we could.

A  weakly bolting hardneck is a garlic that may have a stalk that is less woody than the standard hardnecks or may not have a stalk, depending on conditions. A single bed will often have bulbs with and without stalks. Where we have observed this behaviour and are not sure of the classification we have simply labelled the garlic strain as a weakly bolting hardneck.

Creoles are very small intensely flavoured garlis. Asiatics have a long beak on the umbel of the bulbil capsule and a few large bulbils. Turban garlics have many small bulbils.

For more discussion of garlic varieties see the introduction on our garlic varieties page and the article on the Garlic Family Tree by Bob Anderson of the Gourmet Garlic Gardens.

Weakly Bolting Hardneck Varieties

      We classify all Weakly Bolting Hardneck garlics as 'Collectors Garlics'.

 

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See Henry's recent pictures of the Creoles.Henry's pictures of these beauties.

 

Garlic Varieties

Garlic Family Tree
For more information on the relationships between the garlic varieties see Bob Anderson’s The Garlic Family Tree and Where Garlic Came From from the Gourmet Garlic Gardens website.
   
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Ajo Rojo - NEW

Ajo Rojo is a prized Creole garlic. It has a gentle, subtle flavour. It was planted in the spring and will be ready for shipping in late September. Creoles are naturally small and we are far north of their habitat.

No limit on spring-planted Creoles

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Burgundy

A rare Creole garlic. Creoles are naturally small and we are far north of their habitat and so the Burgundy bulbs are tiny. However, they make up for their size with their wonderful, intense flavour. From Al picketts of Eureka Garlic on Prince Edward Island. Burgundy is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties. It was planted in the spring and will be ready for shipping in late September.

No limit on spring-planted Creoles

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Creole Red - NEW

A recently acquired Creole garlic. Creole Red has a bold taste with a good garlicky flavour. It was planted in the spring and will be ready for shipping in late September. Creoles are naturally small and we are far north of their habitat.

No limit on spring-planted Creoles

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Japanese - sold out for 2017

Japanese is an early Asiatic with a pleasant, lingering taste and some subtlety.

2017 limit 1 bulb maximum per order

   
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Rose de Lautrec - sold out for 2017

This is the famous pink garlic from France. There is a difference of opinion as to which variety it belongs to. A gift from Golden Acres Farm. We plant most of it in the spring with the Creoles and it may not be ready to ship until the end of September.

No limit on spring-planted Creoles

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Thai - sold out for 2017

Thai has a delightful, delicate, distinctive flavour. It is a weakly bolting hardneck, an early garlic with small bulbs. Thai is listed In the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties.

2017 limit 2 bulbs maximum per order

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Tibetan is one of our hottest garlics. It has beautiful white satin wrappers. Tibetan is a  late garlic, being harvested several weeks after the main harvest. It may not be ready to ship until the end of September.

2017 limit 6 bulbs maximum per order
Note on Flavours
Please take our comments on flavour with a generous pinch of salt. The apparent strength and flavour of a strain of garlic is an individual perception. Different people under the same circumstances can have diametrically opposed views on the palatability and heat of a strain of garlic.

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