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Ordering will resume for Fedco Bulbs when we release our 2017 catalog, in mid-June 2017.
German Extra-Hardy
German Extra-Hardy Hardneck Porcelain Garlic ECO Selected for size. Big bulbs typically yield four huge cloves; range is 3-5. White outer skin, red inner skins. Hardy plants, hearty flavor, excellent storage. May be the same as German Stiffneck and/or German White. 20-30 cloves/lb.

Porcelain Garlic, hardneck type, produces 4-6 very large symmetrical cloves with tight porcelain-white skins, with excellent storage. Huge cloves are wonderful in the kitchen, and perfect for production pesto-making; but mean fewer cloves per pound, and slower propagation. Scapes form arches, curls and loose coils.

Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon. Z3-8. Eco-grown, Maine Grown.

Item Discounted
227A: 3 bulbs for $13.50  
227B: 2 # for $43.00  

Additional Information

Seed Garlic

The bulb size, the skin color, and the size and number of cloves are partly determined by genetics, and partly by soil and weather.
Softneck garlic produces a braidable garlic with multiple rings of cloves. Softneck types have mostly lost the ability to produce flowering parts, only rarely making a stalk with flowering parts—but sometimes they bolt and produce extra “cloves” in the stem.
Hardneck types form a hard stalk which remains in the center of the bulb, with one ring of cloves. Harder to handle on a large commercial scale, as the flowering scapes must be cut off before they uncurl in order to encourage the bulb to size up. Hardnecks are closer to wild garlic, have a greater range of character than softnecks, generally have more flavor, and are better at handling severe winters. Not braidable, but can be tied and hung in attractive bundles. Harvested scapes can be added to stir-fries, pickles, pesto or salads.

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