Red Russian – Rocambole
Our personal favourite Rocambole, Red Russian has a robust hearty flavour. It tastes very strong when eaten raw. When cooked, it mellows a bit but has a very full bodied taste. A hardy garlic that enjoys the winter in Canada. There are usually 5 or 6 cloves per bulb and the bulbs are usually between 1 1/2 inches and 1 3/4 inches.
Yugoslavian – Porcelain (unavailable for 2018)
Yugoslavian Porcelain is a great choice for Canadian garlic growers, as it is very tolerant of the cold. This garlic has a fairly robust flavour . The cloves are large, with usually four or five cloves per bulb. It is ready for harvest sometime around late July. Heads are between 1 1/2 inches and 2 inches.
Music – Porcelain
Music has beautiful white outer wrappers, with purple inner wrappers. Another hardy variety, great for Canadian gardens. Popular in Ontario and gaining in recognition in Western Canada. An average of 3 to 6 cloves per head. Heads are between 1 1/2 inches and 1 3/4 inches.
Tibetan has large bulbs with lots of cloves – often as many as 12 cloves! Tibetan is hot and tasty and stores for months.