Comparing Varieties

Having a hard time figuring out which variety to bring home? This should help.

Here's a handy chart to give you a big picture view of our heirloom garlics--and what you can do with them at home. Chesnok Red, Music, Georgian Crystal, Khabar, Estonian Red and Russian Giant are available this year for individual sale. If you'd like to try some of our other heirloom garlic varieties, select one of our sampler packs.

 

 

Belarus

Marbled purple stripe (hardneck)

Sweet garlic flavor when roasted. Stores about 6-7 months

45-50 cloves per pound. Cold hardy. Earlier harvesting.

Chesnok Red

Purple stripe (hardneck)

 

Great all-purpose garlic. Rich garlic flavor that turns garlicky-sweet when roasted. Stores about 6-7 months.

45-50 large cloves per pound. Can produce large bulbs. Grows well in most areas of the country. Good disease resistance.

Estonian Red

Marbled purple stripe (hardneck). 

Mild garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 6-7 months. Popular Danish garlic.

35-45 large cloves per pound. Can produce very large bulbs.

Georgian Crystal

Porcelain (hardneck)

 

Medium garlic flavor cooked Produces very high allicin levels when crushed. Stores about 7-8 months.

35-45 large cloves per pound. Produces medium to large-sized bulbs. Good disease resistance.

German Extra Hardy

Porcelain (hardneck)

Hot when eaten raw.  Robust,  strong garlic flavor cooked. Great with hearty soups, stews, meats, and game. Stores about 9-10 months or longer.

30-40 large cloves per pound. Extremely cold hardy, to -20 or lower. Can produce very large bulbs.

Inchelium Red

Artichoke (softneck)

 

Rich garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 9-10 months or longer. Has won national garlic flavor competitions.

65-75 cloves per pound. Grows well in warmer climates. 

Khabar

Marbled purple stripe (hardneck). 

Good for raw eating, with rich, not-too-hot garlic flavor. Mild garlic flavor when cooked. Exceptional in mashed potatoes.

45-50 cloves per pound. Can produce large bulbs.

Music

Porcelain (hardneck)

 

Hot when eaten raw. Robust flavor when cooked.  Very popular with chefs. Stores about 8-9 months or longer.

30-40 large cloves per pound. Can produce large bulbs. Good disease resistance.

Red Janice

Turban (hardneck)

Raw, very hot. Adds a spicy garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 5 months.

60-65 cloves per pound. Grows well in warmer climates. Early harvesting garlic. Produces medium-sized bulbs. 

Russian Giant

Rocambole (hardneck)

Raw, very hot. Adds an earthy, spicy garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 5-6 months.

35-45 large cloves per pound. Can produce large bulbs.

Russian Red

Rocambole (hardneck)

Raw, very hot. Adds an earthy, spicy garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 5-6 months.

50-60 cloves per pound.

Siberian

Purple stripe (hardneck) 

Milder garlic that works well for eating raw. Produces very high allicin levels when crushed. Stores about 6-7 months.

25-40 large cloves per pound. Can produce very large bulbs. Cold hardy. Good disease resistance.

Thermadrone

Artichoke (softneck)

Rich garlic flavor when cooked. Stores about 9-10 months.

45-60 cloves per pound. Medium to large-sized bulbs.