In the fall of 2020 at planting time, I selected bulbs with more cloves to plant. This selection process has resulted in more bulbs with 5 to 6 cloves in this 2021 harvest. More cloves means more plants per bulb and more garlic for you!
The 2021 season was an interesting and challenging garlic season for us. We had weeks of sun with drought in April and May with snow falling on the last day of May. There were erratic daytime and night time temperatures in June and July ranging from the middle 50’s to 95 degrees. This happened during the same week!
After weeks without rain we had smokey skies from the fires in the west and downpours then temperature variations again. Leek moths were active this year. Our garlic at Eastview Farm grew right through it all.
1-2 lbs – $25/lb
3-4 lbs – save 50¢/lb: $24.50/lb
5-9 lbs – save $2/lb: $23.00/lb
10-19 lbs – save $3/lb: $22.00/lb
20-50 lbs – save $5/lb: $20.00/lb
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German White Extra Hardy Garlic is called, “the chef’s garlic” by garlic connoisseurs. This “porcelain” variety produces extremely hardy garlic seed. The bulbs sport an outer white skin, with garlic seed cloves that have a reddish tint on the inside wrappers. The cloves peel easily, and store well into February and longer. We trialed many different varieties of garlic and German White is the hardiest garlic seed variety we have tried. It easily survives the -30F and even -40F Northern Vermont winters on our organic garlic farm. Year after year German White produced the largest bulbs and most consistent crop, so now it is the only variety we grow.
Our German White Extra Hardy 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 and we’re proud to offer you the very best garlic seed. Read more about our farm and growing practices…
Our hardy garlic seed bulbs are large, averaging 2.25 inches in diameter and 7-8 bulbs per pound. Most bulbs contains 5-6 large cloves that go a long way when cooking and easily survive the harshest winters. 1lb of seed will give you approximately 40 seeds for planting. If you order 3lbs you will yield over 100 garlic bulbs next year, enough to have 2 bulbs per week for cooking!
What makes our seed garlic special?
- 20 years of selection on our organic garlic seed farm for cold hardiness, superior flavor and storage qualities. We believe that this is the best garlic you can buy if you have long, cold winters like we do.
- Nutrient dense bulbs: our 2020 cured garlic bulbs scored a 44 on our BRIX test. This beats the International Ag Labs “excellent” score of 40 (see chart below). A high BRIX score indicates that our garlic plants are healthy and strong and our garlic has scored higher than 40 on our yearly BRIX test every year since we began testing in 2015!
Quote from the chart: “ Within a given species of plant, the crop with the higher refractive index will have a higher sugar content, higher mineral content, higher protein content and a greater specific gravity or density. This adds up to sweeter tasting, more minerally nutritious food with lower nitrate and water content, lower freezing point, and better storage attributes.” ~International Ag Labs Inc. Chart originally developed by Dr. Carey Reams.
- We grow our garlic in a low-impact, sustainable way. We plant in the same wide beds every year and we leave grass, clover and flowers growing between each bed as a habitat for beneficial insects. After the harvest we plant a green manure crop that protects the soil until the next planting. We test our soil each fall and supplement as necessary with organic fertilizers and compost before we plant. Learn more about how we plant our garlic.
- Certified organic and tested free of garlic bloat nematode. This invasive pest can ruin your crop.
All garlic orders will be shipped in our all natural, biodegradable wood curl packaging called Sylvacurl. The shavings can be added to your compost pail, soil at planting time or mulch layer.
Scenes from the 2021 harvest
Crew this year at harvest included: Thanks to; Family members – Jim, Kathryn, Jason, Reed, Windsor, and Don, Friends – Sandi, Monique, Elizabeth, Annie, Will Sagan, and Carter. Thanks to James for his continuing help with the website, newsletter and sales.
Dear Mary Ellen,
Thanks so much for the beautiful garlic bulbs,and the purple mesh bag, too.
Soon I will be planting..I have become an avid garlic grower, just in one year. So much to learn! Jean
Started planting your garlic… beautiful! Thank you!
My garlic is beyond beautiful, I’d like to buy more seed for the fall.
I’ve had 98-99% success rate with your garlic and its delicious!
You have to start with quality to get quality.