Planting bulbs - 'Garlic Gardener's King Island Collection Box' A garlic collectors box set of 6 quality planting bulbs, selected from different cultivar groups to provide your own fresh garlic to store through the year. Each box comes with my King Island Garlic story leaflet on lineage and interesting notes about each cultivar. $25 per box + postage (two boxes same postage as one). See sample image above.
My collection: available varieties may vary each season
TURBAN - early maturing, storage to Apr/May. Spicy raw. Mild and sweet when cooked. Great cooked whole. 'Monaro Purple' 'White Crookneck' 'Italian Porcelain' (White Crookneck) 'Tassie Purple' - several cultivars 'Pink' - similar to Port Campbell Pink or Rose du Var Hardneck 'Aussie Purple'
ARTICHOKE - mid season, medium storage, generally medium to hot flavour both raw and cooked. 'Italian Late' 'Italian White' 'French Messidrome' 'Besamcombe' 'Bulgaria 49' 'Dolovsky' 'Pinners Pink' 'Fino de Chincko Ajofrin' 'Continental Stripey'
MIDDLE EASTERN - mid season, medium storage, approx August, flavour medium to strong. 'Spanish Purple' 'Kisswani' 'Yabroudi'
STANDARD PURPLE STRIPE - robust, flavoursome, late harvest, great roasted 'Dunganski'
MARBLED PURPLE STRIPE - small but long storing, dark red cloves 'Americky Maly'
GLAZED PURPLE STRIPE 'Navoi' (also known as 'Ugly Crazy Betty')
CREOLE - mid season, very long storage, deceptively plain wrap, exquisitely red cloves and superb flavour 'Rojo de Castro' 'Ail de Pays du Gers' 'Rojo del Pais Baza' 'Quartz' (probably same as Rojo de Castro) 'Spanish Roja'
SILVERSKIN - late season, long storage, more fiery flavour 'Lokalen' 'Belarus' 'Peshawar White'
ROCAMBOLE - the best flavoured short storing garlic 'Deerfield Purple'
PORCELAIN - new for 2019, I'm looking forward to tasting! 'Music'