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Artichoke Seed Garlic

SOFTNECK

Artichoke strains are generally the most productive and easy to grow of all garlic varieties.  A softneck variety, they have multiple layers of cloves with as many as twenty large plump cloves in a single bulb. Artichoke strains can be grown successfully in almost any climate.  They perhaps contain the greatest diversity in flavor between strains, some are quite spicy and rich while others are the mildest of any strains that we sell.  Colors rage from bright white to red and purple streaks.  We sell bulbs 2+ inches diameter.

Approx 65 cloves per pound and stores approx 10 months

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CHET‘S ITALIAN RED Bulk

Originally selected by Chet Stevenson from an abandoned garden site in Tonasket, Washington in the 1960's. 10 to 20 cloves in 4 clove layers. A good raw garlic for folks who want garlic flavor without being overpowered, but extreme winter cold makes it hot, strong, and full flavored. Does not do well when overly wet in last month before harvest.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
CHOPAKA MOUNTAIN

Strain grown in an isolated mountain valley in Okanogan County for the past 10 years. We believe original stock was actually Inchelium Red. Mild but lingering flavor with a tingle.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & California Early.


Our price: $7.50
EARLY RED ITALIAN Bulk

Dependable and attractive large bulbs. Robust grower with 11 to 21 cloves. Cloves fat, round and milk-white. Noted in southern Oregon at Telowa Farms as early maturing.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
INCHELIUM RED Bulk

A large bulbed and vigorous strain; our best selling Artichoke. In a 1990 taste test at Rodale kitchens this one was a top rated softneck. Discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation by Larry Geno; original source unknown. Four to five clove layers with 8 to 20 cloves. Bulbs over 3 inches possible. It seems to have higher soluble solids (i.e. denser, heavier bulbs) than other Artichokes. Mild but lingering flavor with a tingle. Inchelium has a somewhat flattened bulb-shape.


Our price: $7.50
ISLAND STAR

Robust flavor with a hint of sweetness. Great raw! Purple tinged bulbs range in size from 1 1/2 to 3 inches; enjoys water, easy to grow, especially in cooler climates. Grown for 30 years in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke.


Our price: $7.50
KETTLE RIVER GIANT

This one is capable of producing extremely large bulbs, some up to 4 inches in diameter. From the Kettle Falls region of Washington state. Large cloves, flavor is similar to Inchelium Red.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
LORZ ITALIAN Bulk

A Northwest heirloom brought from Italy by the Lorz family to the Columbia Basin in Washington State in the late 19th century. Well adapted to summer heat. Has more heat and better flavor than other Artichoke varieties. Large, sometimes flat-round bulbs. 12 to 19 cloves, not many small interior cloves.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
OKRENT

Noticeably long storing, consistently high yielding, most supplied by a small family farm in Oregon.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
OREGON BLUE

Original source unknown, yet this variety has been floating around the Northwest for generations A vigorous plant with deep green leaves. Bulb wrappers usually show a light blue/purple tint. Good storage.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
POLISH WHITE Bulk

Consistently good yields, this is a softneck standard in the NE. This garlic comes to us from a New York grower, Ron Bennett. Some purplish blush on the clove skins.

 

We have sold our yield for this season. Please check back in 2018. Similar strains include Sicilian Artichoke & Burque.


Our price: $7.50
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