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Creole Seed Garlic

The Creole strains have many excellent qualities; size is not one of them for most northern growers.  We sell a minimum 1.5 inch bulbs for our creole strains.  When planted in warmer climates, they generally grow larger than this.  Some years they do grow larger for us here near the Canadian border.  Genetically they are softneck Silverskins that bolt weakly and behave like hardneck garlic in a northern climate. They do send up a flower stalk and have a hard stem. In mild climates they behave like a softneck. Creoles have excellent flavor, great for raw use in salads and marinades. They also have magnificent bright pink red clove wrappers and store exceptionally well.  

Approx 80 cloves per pound and stores approx 10-12 months

 

We are also offering Creole seed that is grown using 100% organic methods, but is not certified organic. You will see these strains clearly noted as "Certified Naturally Grown." The naturally grown certification is a grass-roots model used by farms throughout the country.

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AJO ROJO

From Spain via Nevada early 1990's courtesy of G. Lutovsky. Similar to Creole Red but a beautiful and distinctive garlic. Mild and creamy baked, but watch out raw! The heat comes on slowly and builds to intense.

 


Our price: $22.00
CREOLE RED

Originally from California virus free program in 1980's. Winner of many taste tests.

 


Our price: $22.00
BURGUNDY

From U.C. Davis via Horace Shaw in Oregon. Original source unknown. Deep solid burgundy cloves, 8 to 12 cloves per bulb. Very striking medium to large bulbs. Clove tips not elongated like other Creole strains and the colors are darker. Excellent sweet flavor.

 


Our price: $22.00
ROSE DU LAUTREC

The famous "Pink Garlic" From Lautrec, France. Old world charm. Graceful cloves arranged in several layers forming a symmetrical bulb.

 


Our price: $22.00
AGLIO ROSSO

New Creole from Sulmona in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Seed stock obtained from Seeds of Italy.

 


Our price: $22.00
PESCADERO RED

Beautiful, symmetrical bulb with brilliant color cloves. Produces well for us.

 


Our price: $14.00
SPANISH BENITEE

Spanish Benitee has nice coloration and often produces bulbs with larger cloves than other creoles. From the Andalusia district of Spain via R. Hannan.

 


Our price: $22.00
CUBAN PURPLE

Also known as Rojo de Castro from Spain via R. Hannan.

 


Our price: $8.50
LABERA PURPLE

From Andalusia district of Spain via R. Hannan.

 


Our price: $8.50
AJO ROJO- CERTIFIED NATURALLY GROWN

CERTIFIED NATURALLY GROWN

From Spain via Nevada early 1990's courtesy of G. Lutovsky. Similar to Creole Red but a beautiful and distinctive garlic. Mild and creamy baked, but watch out raw! The heat comes on slowly and builds to intense.

 


Our price: $20.00
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