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Welcome to Gourmet Garlic of Montana's shop. We sell both hardneck and softneck garlic varieties. You can buy our garlics by the pound or in bunches or braides.

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Hardneck Garlices | Softneck Garlics

 

 

Hardneck Garlic Varieties

Blossom – asian/turban

Chesnok

 

Medium sized dark purple striped bulbs with 4 to 5 large cloves. Blossom is smooth and mellow when baked and hot when raw. It has a heat that blossoms and only slowly fades. Blossom ripens a full two weeks earlier than most other garlic and grows very well in our zone 4 area. Stores 6 to 8 months.

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Chesnok

Chesnok

 

Description: Chesnok is a versatile hardneck that produces large bulbs with purple striped wrappers. It has a medium-hot flavor that becomes sweet and lingering when cooked. It is superb for cooking, offering a flavorful and lingering taste for the garlic connoisseur. Chesnok has won “best baking garlic” taste tests conducted by Rodale, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart and others. Bulbs average 6 to 10 cloves. Probably comes from the Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Has good storage length and grows well in most areas.

Stores 6 to 8 months.

Chesnok
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German White

Chesnok

 

German White is a large, beautiful white hardneck garlic. It has a rich, strong garlic flavor that is slightly spicy. Great for roasting due to its large cloves. German White is a very cold hardy garlic producing large bulbs with 4 to 7 large cloves per bulb. Great for northern climates and is a good keeper.

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Purple Glazer

Chesnok

 

Purple Glazer is a vivid, royal purple tinged garlic with shiny gold and/or silver hues that makes it one of the most attractive garlics. It is known for being one of the best baked garlics with a sweet roasted flavor. Purple Glazer has a strong lasting flavor, but not hot and no aftertaste. Great for eating raw since it doesn’t bite the tongue like some hardnecks can. Very easy to peel. Purple Glazer originated in the Republic of Georgia and likes a very cold winter in order to produce well. Can produce large bulbs with 8-12 cloves. Stores up to 6 to 8 months.

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Siberian

Chesnok

 

Siberian’s flavor is rich, full and excellent cooked. It is said to have come from Siberia by way of an Alaskan fisherman. Siberian can grow quite large and has 5 to 8 cloves per bulb. It does quite well in hot summers and also thrives in cold winters. Siberian is mid to late maturing. Stores 6 to 8 months.

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Russian Inferno

Chesnok

 

This is one of my favorite garlics. Russian Inferno has an amazing flavor and intensity and keeps it through out cooking. It is quite bold raw and once cooked, retains its strong flavor with a bit of a sweet aftertaste. Russian Inferno is from the Marbled Purple Stripe varieties and can grow large bulbs with 5 to 7 cloves on average. Very hardy and grows well in cold winters. Stores 3 to 6 months.

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Softneck Garlic Varieties

 

 

Chet’s Red

Chesnok

 

An heirloom garlic originally found by Chet Stevenson in an abandoned garden in Tonasket, Washington in the 1960’s. Chet’s Red has large bulbs with 10 to 20 cloves per bulb in layers. It is a Good choice for eating raw but cold winters can add some heat and boldness to it. Great for braiding. Properly cured, it can last up to 12 months

Chet's Red
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Inchelium red – artichoke

Chesnok

 

Inchelium Red’s spicy and prolonged flavor has won its place as a top rated softneck. Inchelium Red can get quite large, sometimes over 3 inches across, and can have up to 20 cloves. Clove size is consistently very large compared to some softnecks. Inchelium Red was found growing on the Colville Indian Reservation and is considered an heirloom. Grows well in cold climates and stores very well. Great for braiding.

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Kettle River Giant – softneck – artichoke

Chesnok

 

Kettle River Giant has a rich flavor with medium heat like some hardnecks. It is an heirloom garlic that has been grown in the Pacific Northwest for a great many years. Kettle River Giant wrappers are beige-white with pink overtones. It produces 8 to 15 cloves in two layers. Grows well in cold climates and stores 6 to 8 months or more. Great for braiding.

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Lorz Italian – artichoke

Chesnok

 

Lorz Italian is a heirloom softneck with a warm, rich flavor that is spicy but not too hot. Very robust and reminiscent of some hardnecks. Hot summers can help give this garlic a bit more heat. Lorz Italian has more purple in its wrapper than most artichoke types. Harvests mid season with medium-large bulbs that contain up to 15 large cloves. Grows well in hot summers and also cold winters. Stores 6 to 8 months or more. Great for braiding.

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Nootka Rose – silverskin

Chesnok

 

Nootka rose has a rich, almost mellow flavor for 15-20 seconds, then a medium heat rush lasting for 30-45 seconds. Nootka Rose is a beautiful bulb, silky smooth skins with some pink blush on outer cloves. Bulbs have 15-20 cloves. It is almost always the last garlic to mature and be harvested. Stores for up to 12 months. Great for braiding.

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