Plant Recommendations

Garlic Varieties

lesliegregg added on October 31, 2016 | Answered

This is my second year of growing garlic and last year's crop was good. However, the only seed I can get locally is from a Garden Centre nearby and while it is much stronger than the Chinese variety sold in our local supermarket, it is still not as 'strong' as I would like to have. Can you please recommend strong-tasting varieties and tell me where I might purchase it for planting.

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Answered on October 31, 2016

We can't recommend specific suppliers, but many garlic varieties are available online from gardening and farming seed stores. You can also grow garlic cloves from the grocery store, but this is less reliable.

Rocambole garlic, Music porcelain garlic, and Northern White porcelain garlic, and Romanian Red porcelain garlic are some varieties known for having strong flavors.
Also, most of the garlic flavor compounds contain sulfur, and supplementing the soil with a sulfur fertilizer is thought to increase the flavor of garlic.

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