Garlicana is a very small farm located in the southern end of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. Here a diverse array of garlic and shallots are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides and careful attention is paid to sustainable soil practices. The farm specializes in less common varieties and developing new varieties through traditional seed breeding methods.
On offer for 2018 there will be around 80 varieties of garlic comprising ten horticultural groups as well as a number of unclassified varieties, others that have been collected from the wild in Central Asia, and garlic developed from true seed. In addition there are 7 shallot varieties.
True Garlic Seeds Available for Spring 2018
For the first time, Garlicana is offering true seeds. In the 2017 season, seed was procured from 28 accessions. Yield was variable from one to the next but the overall total far exceeded expectations and there are thousands of seeds, far more than needed for further research and development. Read more…
In this year and in seasons to come new varieties will be introduced. Here at Garlicana, there is a penchant for palindromes: words that read the same forwards as backward. It’s been awhile since we introduced Azataza and its first generation progeny Tazatazat. Now there are multiple second generation progeny and names for these are needed. Your input is welcome. If the palindrome you suggest is selected, you will be sent a pound of that variety. It must be pronounceable and, unless it’s really catchy, not exceed five syllables. We look forward to hearing your creative ideas.