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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 Seed Varieties

See 2016 limits below - these are subject to change after the harvest is evaluated.


The 2016 printable list is available. It has the names of the garlics we will have for sale with the limits we expect to have in place. These may be changed at the last minute when we assess the harvest just before the cart opens.

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Shopping Cart Opens Late August

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sonia@garlicfarm.ca

 

Friday, August 19 cart opening for bulk garlic sales, 8 am Pacific Time

Monday, August 22 cart opening for general garlic sales and collectors garlics, 8 am Pacific Time.

 

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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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.

2016 limit 2 bulbs maximum per order

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Japanese

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

2016 limit 2 bulbs maximum per order

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Pyong Vang Korean

A garlic of the Asiatic variety from Al picketts of Eureka Garlic on Prince Edward Island.

2016 limit 2 bulbs maximum per order

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Rose de Lautrec

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.

2016 limit 2 bulbs maximum per order

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Thai - not available in 2016

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.

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Tibetan

Tibetan

2016 limit 4 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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