Garlic varieties for No. AL

alabamanicole(7b)August 10, 2010

Does anyone have some suggestions for recommended garlic varieties in the North Alabama area? I'd like to eventually standardize on two of them. One, a very flavorful variety for cooking without much fire, and two, a garlic with more bite for pickling and canning.

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Nicole, I have grown a garlic for a number of years that makes a clump of smaller garlic cloves but grows somewhat like a leek of green onion. It has a strong garlic taste. It grows under almost any conditions. I thought I had removed it all but I found a stalk or two the other day which was growing with glory bower. It has a 'medium' bite to it which makes it a good, all around variety for cooking and pickling. Are you coming to the swap in September? I could bring it with me.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 7:24AM
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Thanks for the offer, but I will not be at the swap; it's too far for me.

It almost sounds like you have a bulbing leek? I'm deathly allergic to leeks and onions, so I probably wouldn't risk it, but it sounds like it may be a really good variety for someone who likes garlic scapes.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 8:59AM
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