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.
Did you know? There are at least eleven different known groups, or families of garlic. Some garlic groups include several varieties, with a subtle range of 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 choose wisely 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!
February 2019 - availability update Alas! My 2018 crop was less than ideal due to winter waterlogging and some big rain dumps during harvest. This means there is a very limited quantity of bulbs available for online purchase this season and some varieties will be unavailable this year. But don't let that put you off for next year! What I do have currently are some interesting named varieties available in the 'Garlic Gardener's King Island Collection Box' - a great way to start your own garlic garden or as a taste of the diversity of garlic.
'Garlic Gardener's King Island Collection Box'Start your garlic garden with my King Island Collection gathered over adecade of garlic hunting, collecting, research, trialling, planting, weeding, planting, weeding. Six named bulbs selected from different cultivar 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! Several box combinations are available from February 2019 in time for the planting season, with my interesting notes on each variety.