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Old December 21, 2009   #31
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Thanks for the recommendation. I never knew of them and they have a lot of great varieties to offer. I will definately order from them next year. What do they charge per bulb? I couldn't find the price on their site.

I have about 600 cloves planted of about 20 varieties. In the past Iwould give away quite a few to friends and colleagues and I still will, but I want to see if I can sell some to help cover my costs. Homegrown organic garlic is becoming very popular at local markets and sells out very quickly despite being very pricey. Some vendors are asking $12.00 per pound.

My best overall garlics are Russian red and Northern Quebec. A good keeper with mild taste is the softneck French as well as Inchelium. I do like the Red Creole despite its size and difficulty in peeling. Size isn't everything when it comes to taste in garlic.
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Old December 21, 2009   #32
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Thanks for the recommendation. I never knew of them and they have a lot of great varieties to offer. I will definately order from them next year.
Jolly nice looking team, but sadly they are not willing to send orders abroad...:-(
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Old December 21, 2009   #33
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I have that one figured out. I don't live too far from the border with the US and therefore have a mailbox address in th US.

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Heh heh!

Bit far for me to drive, eh?
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Old December 23, 2009   #35
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Huntsman-its probably the same in SA as it is here,the range of garlic varieties available is very limited,nearly all would be heirlooms.
Ive been growing only one softneck line for over twenty years, so for me its all about selecting and maintaining the one variety.
I would so like to get my hands on a few of those varieties that our gardening colleges overseas get to enjoy growing.
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Old December 24, 2009   #36
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Well, Tom was just saying that he can send to us, so I'm going to give it a go...:-)
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If there are no restrictions where you live and it makes sense cost wise I can send you a few bulbs. I have done it Europe from Canada.

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A kind soul, AND one that appreciates Bob Dylan!

PM en route - thanks!
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Old December 24, 2009   #39
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If there are no restrictions where you live and it makes sense cost wise I can send you a few bulbs. I have done it Europe from Canada.

Alex
Seeds are fine being bought in here,but plant material can be a major exercise due to all the costs regarding the importation paperwork,quarantine, etc.
Its just not worth it unless you are a commercial grower.
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Old December 25, 2009   #40
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That might be an issue for us also. Our government is so elastic, that you never know ehere you stand on any issue...
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Old December 25, 2009   #41
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|So what varieties are available to you within S A
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Old December 25, 2009   #42
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Meds -

I have no idea to be honest - Certainly there is no variety at all, so probably just one variety....:-(
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http://www.koanga.org.nz/articles/135386.html#garlic

Other than whats offered in garden centers which come with no name or origin,the above link is New Zealands only choice of garlic varieties
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Old December 25, 2009   #44
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Can't sleep, huh?

That's a great selection from where I'm standing, fella! Heck, at least you're assured of variety; I still have to find some selection here.

I like the look of that Elephant one, BTW...
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GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) Azataza it apears Porcelain respects, large white bulbs, 4-7 reddish streaked cloves, however it has purple anthers and produced true seed, this is one of the 3 or 4 garlics in circulation with the nebulous name "Mexican Red", I have taken the liberty of giving it a new handle, its likely match to PI 515975 which tested as a unique genotype in the Ft. Collins study,
This garlic is grown in OR and is in the sse yearbook.
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