King Island Garlic "Good, clean food, that's what we're known for."
Grown in healthy living soil, under the clear sky and fresh air of King Island, in the path of the Roaring 40's
Bass Strait, Tasmania Wholesome tasty garlic of several varieties. We grow our garlic using
NO pesticide or herbicide, NO fumigant, bleach 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 for your kitchen or garden.
Did you know? There are eleven different known groups, or families of garlic. Some groups have many varieties with a subtle range of flavours, shapes, sizes, colours and keeping qualities. Some are short-storing, others are medium or long storing, so if you choose wisely you can have garlic to last through the year! Garlic is not just garlic! No longer just 'hardneck or softneck'!
August 2018 update - availability
Still a small amount of the 2018 crop left, some small Artichokes, mixed size Creole and Silverskins ('Lokalen' and very small 'Belarus') The new crop is all planted and growing!
New harvest: begins early November till New Year.
Garlic scapes: available fresh on King Island hopefully from early October.
Kitchen bulbs: availablefrom December 2018 (local sales), January 2019 ( Mail Order). Early Turbans, pungent mid season Artichoke garlic, exquisite long storing Creoles and zesty late Silverskins.
Planting bulbs of named cultivars available from early March 2019.
'Garlic Gardeners Boutique Box': Start your garlic garden with my King Island Collection gathered over adecade of garlic hunting, research, collecting, planting, weeding, planting, weeding. Six named bulbs selected from different cultivar groups - early, mid season and late storing,for you to grow and store your own fresh garlic all year. No more foreign fumigated garlic later in the year! Several box combinations are available from early March in time for the planting season, with my interesting notes on each variety. Go to the 'BUY GARLIC' tab for a sample.