NOTE: We will be shipping only bulblets. Please order these on the seed order form this year. $3.00 shipping charge applies. Packet sizes will vary. Our policy is and always will be where God provides us an abundance we will share the abundance. Some varieties are also heavy topset producers and others are not. Some produce large bulblets and others very small bulblets. A planting sheet is included with each order. Basically I sow them in September and plant like I would peas. They will start to grow some in the Fall and then burst forth in the Spring and many will produce a solid large clove the first season. You can harvest and replant these( some will be nice for eating) next Fall and the following year you will have many full sized bulbs that will be divided into cloves like most are accustomed to. We prefer to send bulblets as they are more economical for the customer and there is less chance for spreading soil borne diseases.
This one was donated to our collection several years ago by Curt Burroughs who provides the following history. We have the Sweet family of Anamosa, Iowa to thank for this rare treasure. When the Sweets immigrated to Anamosa from Germany over 150 years ago, they brought their garlic with them. From generation to generation they have maintained their garlic on the same piece of land eventually establishing their own variety. The first time this variety was offered to anyone other than their family was in 2014. We are pleased to offer Iowa Heirloom with its rich garlic flavor, and it's mild and slightly sweet overtones. Strong performer in Iowa of medium large heads and cloves. Pkt. ( approximately 200 bulblets) $3.50. Certified Organic Seed
Marie’s Special- This very special garlic came to us from our neighbor Marie Will who first provided us with the start 30 years ago. Marie lived her entire life in this area and this was one she had always grown. Marie was in her 70's when I moved to the farm and she lived a half mile down the road and loved to drop in and see what I was growing and so graciously shared this special garlic with me before she passed on. The garlic is the topsetting kind that produces numerous small bulblets at the tops of the stalks in August which in turn can be planted for more plants the following season. The bulbs on this type are small but very flavorful. I have had great success by planting the bulblets in the Fall and transplanting the young plants in the spring. Pkt. ( 50-75 bulblets)$3.50 Certified Organic Seed
Another donated to us by Curt Burroughs. Not much is known about this variety. It was obtained from an Amish family in Minnesota which maintained this variety since their family immigrated from Germany. While sharing a similar history to Iowa Heirloom, this variety is quite different. Produces dark green leaves that have a tendency to hang downward.The heads are medium large with each clove developing a rounder shape than other garlics. The wrappers have a tendency to become brittle once the heads have been cured making them easy to peel. Flavor is mild rather than hot and strong with little to no trace of sweetness. h its rich garlic flavor, and it's mild and slightly sweet overtones. Strong performer in Iowa of medium large heads and cloves. Pkt. ( approximately 200 bulblets) $3.50. Certified Organic Seed