King Island Garlic "Good, clean food, that's what we're known for."
Wholesome tasty garlic of several interesting varieties
Grown under the clear sky and fresh air of King Island, in the path of the Roaring 40's
Bass Strait, Tasmania We grow our garlic using NO pesticide or herbicide, NO fumigant or GMO We believe in local food for everyone - if you’re not lucky enough to be here on King Island we can share a range of cultivars which have evolved around the Earth, gathered from Tasmania's rich cultural heritage of migrant heirlooms and industry trial varieties.
Did you know? There are at least eleven different known groups, or families of garlic. "Is purple garlic best?" No, this is a myth. While interesting and beautiful, colour is not the most important factor of good garlic. Garlic comes in many colours. Some garlic groups include several varieties and a range of subtle flavours, shapes, sizes, colours and keeping qualities. Some are early maturing, some are harvested late, some are short-storing, others are medium or long keeping. Some are mild and sweetly tasting when cooked whole, where others are strong and pungent! So if you know your garlic and choose a range of varieties, you can have fresh garlic to last through the year, to suit any dish! No longer just hardneck or softneck, purple or white! Garlic is not just garlic!
SEPTEMBER 2019 - Availability update Our garlic is sold out for 2019. The new crop is in beautiful soil this year and growing well, with harvest beginning November. NEW SEASON - Local sales on King Island of kitchen bulbs and braids from DECEMBER 2019. Interstate mail order from FEBRUARY 2020 (exc WA due to biosecurity).
'Garlic Gardener's King Island Collection Box' -available from February 2020.
Start your garlic garden with my collection, gathered from Tasmania's rich cultural heritage of migrant heirlooms and industry trial varieties. Over a decade of garlic hunting, collecting, research, trialling, planting, weeding, planting, weeding. All the groundwork is done for you. Each box has six named bulbs from different groups - early, mid season and late storing,for you to grow and store for your own fresh garlic all year. No more foreign fumigated garlic later in the year! Box combinations are available from February 2020 in time for the planting season, with my interesting notes on each variety. Please note enquiries prior to February may not be followed up until then - a busy time on the farm!