Georgian Fire Garlic seed stock from Peaceful Valley Farm

Georgian Fire Garlic

Details

  • Type: hard neck porcelain (continental) garlic
  • Color:
    • creamy white/shiny thick white wrapper
    • rose skinned cloves
  • Maturity: ?
  • Size: “big & fat”
    • 2″ and larger diameter bulbs
    • 4-7 large cloves per bulb
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste:
    • Heat: 5 (very strong)
    • Good for salsa
    • “one of the hottest garlics”
    • “full-bodied & strong; intense but flavorful”
    • “raw flavor is intense and sweet, with a creamy finish”
    • “heat that builds to a late surprise kick in the back of the throat”
    • “preferred variety for eating fresh, pickling, or roasting”
  • Disease or Environmental Tolerance: 
    • “Disease resistant”
  • Storage Quality: good
    • “long-storing”

Notes:

Sources: (where to buy)

Results from My Garden:

  • 2010-2011: 3 heads from PVFS (planted 10 cloves)
    • Creamy white wrappers, Rose colored cloves
    • 5 large cloves per head
    • planted 10/13/10 at 4″ spacing in rows 14″ apart
    • first time (and first variety) that stem & bulb nematode showed up (5/9/11)
      • lost 6 of 10 to s&b
    • harvested 4 heads on 5/18/11 (217 days) (no weight recorded)
  • 2013-2014: 1 lb seed stock (PVFS) = 8.5 heads = 36 cloves
    • planted early November (11/5) at 6″ spacing
    • s&b nematodes showed up in mid-March (confirmed with microscope)
    • harvested 6/14/14 (217 days:
      • 22 (out of 36) heads = 1.6 lbs (~1.1 oz each)
      • 61% survival rate

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