2023 Crop Situation: We had rust present on our early garlic. We are satisfied with the early garlics and we have some seed grade available. We have limited stock, please only order small amounts to save some for everyone. The above photo is from our current crop with matchbox for size reference. Some of the bulbs have opened up like the photo shows due to the wet season we had rain around harvest time. We will remind everyone, that rust does not transfer through to the seed, and instead is a fungal spore that lives on live allium plant material. We try to inform you of the situation each season so you can decide for yourself if you would like to get seed garlic from us. Thanks for your understanding.
This is an early garlic. It is a perfect complement to our main crop garlics because just as these varieties are sprouting and losing their fresh flavour, this garlic is ready to be harvested! It has an identical growth characteristics to Early Pearl also growing in the open artichoke shape opening up pre-harvest.
Sow in March-April. Plant cloves15-20cm diagonal spacing pointy tip up in aerated, fertile, well drained soil that gets plenty of sunlight. Make sure soil is moist and then apply thick mulch directly after. Cut flower heads when emerging for larger bulb size, or keep for seed bulbils. Harvest Nov-Dec. when leaves start to die back. Store with roots and tops on to cure.