how long to let Garlic dry before selling ?

kvbchJuly 18, 2006

I have about 200 beautiful garlic bulbs hanging in the barn drying --- they were harvested 3 weeks ago and I am going to be selling them at the local farmer's market soon.

*My question is, how long do I need to let them dry -- they are a 50/50 mixture of softnecks and hardnecks by the way --- before I sell them to the public ??

Many thanks!

Kevin

Deep Southern Illinois

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jimbad05(z5 OH)

I've seen as little as a week recommended and that sounds reasonable if they're not thick. If you have them in a larger bundle the inner ones may be a bit damp still. Theres no real set timeline, just when the outer paper feels dry and crumbly (like storebought garlic) they are ready to go.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2006 at 9:46PM
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fancifowl(5Pa)

I start selling mine as fresh garlic as soon as dug then wait a couple of weeks before cleaning and grading the majority. I like it nicely dried befor packing it in pecks and larger containers. I have found that hanging in bunches of 12 works best, for me, tried larger bunches up to 25 but it didn't dry down as well nor as fast.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 7:39PM
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