AWARD WINNING GARLIC
Growing great garlic since 2010, we are becoming more and more in love with this crop each season. In 2020, Hedgeview Farm is harvesting 19 different cultivars of garlic over 7 different groups. Much like wine grapes, each group and cultivar of garlic has its own distinctive properties making this crop so interesting to grow, market and consume.
Browse our varieties below and ORDER YOUR 2020 GARLIC HERE
Meet us at the Carp Farmers’ Market for Garlic Month – all August 2020, in lieu of the Annual Garlic Festival!
Porcelains – Hardneck
4-6 large, fat cloves
Easy to peel
Very strong in general (high yield of allicin)
Sulfurous and unsubtle
Less generous in flavour complexity and depth
Long storage life of 6-9 months
Very cold hardy for growing in Canadian climates
Our Cultivars: Susan Delafield, Northern Quebec, Great Northern
Rocamboles – Hardneck
7-9 medium, plump cloves
Easy to peel
Relatively sweet, compared to Porcelains
Hot when raw, but relatively moderate and balanced
Rich, deep, complex flavour
Shorter storage life of 4-6 months
Good for growing in cold climates
Our cultivars: Marino, Spanish Roja, Newfoundland, Russian Red, Italian Purple, Korean Purple, French Rocambole
*Newfoundland available only from our booth at the Carp Farmers’ Market
*Also growing Hungarian Hot – seed available for sale August 2021
Artichoke – Softneck
Squat and Blocky Cloves
Milder in general with fairly complex flavour
Most productive, least problematic
Early maturing and most widely adapted for growing conditions
Long storage of 9-12 months
Our Cultivars: Transylvania, Portugeorge
*Portugeorge only available from our booth at the Carp Farmers’ Market
Marbled Purple Stripe/Glazed Purple Stripe*
*Note that these groups are each their own subgroup but we have them listed together as they do share very similar characteristics.
6-8 Squat Cloves (Glazed has generally more than the Marbled)
Well-rounded in heat and flavour (somewhere between Porcelain and Rocambole)
Good amount of heat when raw
Very attractive for braiding
Medium storage of 6-9 months
Our Cultivars: Khabar Purple Stripe (Marbled), Vekak Czech (Glazed)
*Vekak Czech only available from out booth at the Carp Farmers’ Market
Turban – Hardneck
We are growing a single Turban cultivar – “TT5V”. Not the most memorable name but we will work on a more attractive reference for it. This cultivar produces quite a few rounds.
6-8 Slender Cloves
Hot when raw
Mild, less distinctive when cooked
First to harvest – very early!
Somewhat finicky harvesting – harvest when 1-2 leaves brown
Our Cultivars: TT5V (available for sale August 2021)
Silverskin – Softneck
2020 is our first season growing Silverskin garlic at Hedgeview Farm. We are trialing 3 cultivars at this time and if successful, we hope to have our varieties for sale come August 2021.
Smaller, Tear-Drop Shaped Cloves
Very strong and sulfurous (may require cloves to be well cooked)
Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions
Known to bolt in cold climates
Very long storage of 12 months +
Our cultivars on trial: Silverskin, Nootka Rose, Eureka Danaerys (not available for 2020)
Garlic should be stored between 10C and 20C, with an ideal temperature of 13C-14C.
Ensure good air circulation (no plastic bags), with relative humidity of 45% – 50%.
Storing garlic outside of these conditions can cause it to shrink, sprout, mould or dry out.
DO NOT store in plastic, in a jar, or in the fridge.
DO store in paper, hanging, in a dry basement, in a back room.