Garlics grown for food are conventionally divided into hardnecks hardneck drawing.jpg (81966 bytes)(Ophioscorodon) and softneckssoftneck drawing.jpg (80616 bytes) (Sativum).  The hardnecks are more closely related to wild garlic ancestors and they will produce “topsets” or “bulbils” which are very small cloves which appear at the top of the flower stalk.  The softnecks do not have the woody [hard] flower stalk.  They are commonly used to make garlic braids which the hardnecks are not suitable for. We do not grow softnecks.  We could and someday may grow them, but the hardnecks are more suited to our climate, are more visually interesting, have fewer cloves/bulb for easier cooking preparation, and have better flavor than the more common softnecks.

Hardneck characteristics:

Perhaps because of their close links with their ancestors from the Russian steppes, hardnecks will grow well in climates with cold winters.  The cold seems to be needed to cause the dormant cloves to bulb.  It also seems to add to the robustness of the flavor. The flowering appearance of the hardneck garlic is decidedly ornamental with a large purple flower bundle waving at the top or off to the side of a looping flower stalk. The hardneck bulb can have a few as three cloves in the bulb which means that much less peeling must be done to get the same amount of garlic vs. the softneck varieties with as many as 20 or more cloves per bulb.  Our varieties commonly have 6 to 8 cloves per bulb. Them three main types of hardnecks are Rocambole, Purple Stripe, and Porcelain.  Their respective varieties and general characteristics are listed on the linked pages.

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Welcome to Dakota Garlic

hardneck_drawing_smallWe grow hardneck garlic and sell it direct to you.  Hardnecks – Rocambole, Porcelain and Purple Stripe – are the closest descendents to wild garlic. They are considered superior garlic, but are generally not grown on commercial scale.  You won’t find these at the supermarket [or even most farmers markets]. Two of our partners our working in the Asian online casino atmosphere. We work together to get the garlic business booming but also their business ventures are important to us. You can read more about them in this review รีวิวคาสิโนLuckyNiki and รีวิวคาสิโนWebet Casino. The links on this page will either take you to our order page or to other pages showing you how to cook and grow your own garlic using our seed stock.softneck_drawing_small PRODUCTS: The garlic we sell fall in three varieties as follows; Rocambole, Purple stripe, and Porcelain [continental].  Within these categories are the following strains; Montana Giant, Montana Roja, Mountain Rocambolekillarney, German Brown, Brown Tempest, Chesnok, Metachi, Romanian Red, and Music.   The strains are individually described and photographed.  We also have bulk garlic, garlic powder, braids, and peelers.  Click on the Order link to find pricing, current stock status, and to place an order with us. If you’re not sure about what variety you want to have, check out the Varietal information link for more about growing characteristics, bulb form and size differences, and taste. ADVICE: We describe how to plant the seed [cloves] and how to harvest and store the bulbs, how to to skin [peel] the individual cloves within the bulbs, recipes on how to prepare roasted bulbs or grilled scapes [the spear or flower stalk that produces bulbils] or pickles, and reference material on festivals, garlic plant disease, and human health medicinal uses.  We would like to thank mrgreendirect online spelen bij oranje casino page  These are our main sponsor and we want to thank them for all the effort and help we are getting from them!