Organic German White Garlic Seed
There’s still time to plant garlic before the ground freezes…
German Extra Hardy is called, “the chef’s garlic” by garlic connoisseurs. This porcelain variety sports an outer white skin, with cloves that have a reddish tint on the inside wrappers. The cloves peel easily, and store well into February and longer.
Seed Garlic – $22/lb
Bulk discounts applied during checkout:
10-19 lbs – $21/lb
20-49 lbs – $20/lb
50+ lbs – $18/lb
|Dimensions||4 x 4 x 4 in|
In 2015 the Hardwick Garlic Company is offering German White Garlic for sale. This has been our best and most consistent variety for several years. Our garlic is certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers (VOF) and tested free of garlic bloat nematode by Cornell University Extension. We have grown organic garlic on Eastview Farm since the early 1990’s. Read more about our farm and growing practices…
Our Seed garlic bulbs average 2.25 inches in diameter, 8 bulbs per pound and 4-5 cloves per bulb. 1lb of seed will give you approximately 35-40 seeds for planting. How is our seed garlic different from normal culinary garlic from the store?
- 20 years of selection for cold hardiness, superior flavor and storage qualities. This is the best garlic you can buy if you have long, cold winters like we do.
- Nutrient dense with average brix readings of 47 this year because of the high quality of our soil. This means that the garlic you order from us will survive the winter and get off to a quick start next spring. Learn more about how we plant our garlic.
- Certified organic and tested free of garlic bloat nematode. This invasive pest can ruin your crop and will linger in the soil for decades. If you buy from us you can rest easy knowing that your farm will not be infected by bloat nematode!
All garlic orders will be shipped in all natural, compostable wood curl packaging called Sylvacurl. Orders will begin shipping in mid September.
Dear Garlic Customer,
Still looking for garlic to plant this fall? Our 2015 German White is still available.
We are offering one variety of garlic. After many garlic trials and years of trying out different varieties we have chosen this Extra Hardy German White strain for many reasons. Life is complicated we feel it’s better to do a few things well.
This porcelain garlic has great taste. The flavor does not overpower dishes. This variety enhances and compliments other ingredients in recipes. The heads roast well, bulbs and cloves peel easily. Good size cloves mean less work and time in meal preparation.
In our experience on Eastview Farm the German White is easiest to plant. It is the most disease resistant, has the longest storage life, most uniform in bulb and clove size, and it is easiest to peel to get planting stock ready in October.
The more we learn about soils and garlic production the better the resulting nutrient dense seed. It is a tangible reward for the hard work of our family and friends and the nine months that it takes to grow this extra- ordinary crop we love to grow and share with others! Our BRIX levels on this year’s crop are averaging 47! We are very pleased! This means high nutritional quality seed for your garden and family. We tested cloves on August 22 with our neighbor Lionel Morrison at Lanzer’s NOFA Certified Organic Fruit Farm.
We are shipping smaller size orders in flat rate boxes with the USPS to keep our postal service alive and active on our rural community. We ship 6 pounds or more via FED EX using our own biodegradable packaging material Sylvacurl because we believe that the packaging choices we make are important. As in other years local folks can arrange to pick up orders here on our farm.
We are working to build our website with stories, pictures and cultivation information as we continue to strive for excellence, education and information sharing. It takes time to build a website just like it takes time to raise a family or grow a garden or farm.
We would love to hear how your garlic crop fared this season. If you are willing to take the time to let us know and include a photograph of you or your family with your garlic we would love to add your story or comments to our website. Please use our contact form if you are interested in helping us in this way.
Happy Harvest and Growing,
The Lovinsky Family