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We want you to be happy! If you are not satisfied with your organic garlic we will replace the garlic or refund your money. No hassles or squawking!

Our Organic Certification

We don't just say we grow organically, we are certified organic. This means our farm and operating procedures are inspected, approved and certified organic by Washington State's Department of Agriculture. Sure it takes us extra time and work to meet Washington's strict organic requirements, but we think it is worth it for our customer's peace of mind.

Growing organically requires more than not using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Grey Duck Garlic has sustainable growing practices that improve our soil, create habitat for wildlife, and leave the land better than when we started farming. We take the time to certify our farm so you know you are getting the very best organic gourmet garlic.

Grey Duck Garlic, Patty stands next to the organic certified sign

Eight Top Tips for Terrific Garlic

1) Start with big healthy cloves

2) Select the right garlic variety for your climate

3) Prepare a good planting bed; soil should be loose and well draining

4) Add lots of organic matter; garlic likes lots of nitrogen

5) Plant cloves late in the fall for the biggest bulbs

6) Keep garlic well weeded

7) Harvest at the right time; when plants have 3-4 dried bottom leaves

8) Cure carefully to make garlic bulbs last all winter long

For more detailed information see how to grow organic garlic, Southern Garlic Growers Guide, how to grow really big garlic or First Time Garlic Grower's Guide.

 

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Sorry, we are sold out of garlic for the 2014 season. Thank you to all our customers! We appreciate all of you.Grey Duck Garlic, Chesnok Red garlic bulbs sit on weathered board

We are sorry but we cannot ship garlic to Canada or Hawaii due to import regulations.

Right: Three beautiful and sweet tasting Chesnok Red garlic bulbs sit on a weathered board.

At Grey Duck Garlic we sell the finest gourmet seed garlic. All our garlic is organically grown and is suitable for seed garlic or for eating garlic. We only sell organic garlic that tastes great and grows well. Our garlic farm has tested negative for garlic bloat nematodes Ditylenchus dipsaci.

Whether you are a novice or experienced garlic grower we have some fun resources for you. New garlic growers should check out our First Time Garlic Grower's Guide, how to grow organic garlic or our frequently asked garlic questions. Experienced gardeners may want to read our guide to growing really big garlic bulbs, how to market garlic, or why we grow organically. We also have pages on cooking with garlic, garlic combating food poisoning, cows eating weeds, women garlic farmers, health Grey Duck Garlic, Parvin garlic bulb held in handaspects of garlic and much more. The health section on garlic has been expanded.

Left: Hot Parvin garlic bulb held near barn door.

CLOVES: We clove and sort the seed garlic for you. This means that we break open the garlic bulbs and sort the cloves. You receive uniform planting garlic cloves in the size that you want. With garlic cloves, you can plant right away, the resulting garlic is more uniform and there is no waste. Cloves save you time and money! Garlic cloves are also cheaper to ship.

Clove Planting Specials

These garlic planting specials contain plump garlic cloves ready to grow into big tasty garlic bulbs. We sort our garlic carefully and only send out nice clean cloves that we would use ourselves for planting. Larger cloves produce larger bulbs. With cloves you have no waste and can plant right away.

All Garlic Clove Specials have free shipping and handling. Garlic will ship in the fall. Please select your preferred shipping date when ordering garlic. To avoid worry please select the time period before you need to plant for shipping. That way your shipment will reach you in time.


Note on Shipping Date: Please select your desired shipping date based on the time period before your planting date. Studies show that planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs. We clove garlic bulbs right before we ship garlic to you. Warmer climates should plant garlic later in October. We plant in late October here in WA. If you are prone to worrying or if you have uncertain weather please have your order ship a few weeks before you need to plant.

Garlic Planting Chart
Climate Zone Earliest Planting Date Latest Planting Date
0-3 Late August to early September Late September
3-5 Mid to late September Early to mid October
5-7 Early to mid October Late October
7-9 Late October November
9-10 Late October December

For a USDA climate zone map and more planting information see our Garlic Planting Page.


Siberian: Mild Mannered Beauty

Siberian garlicCulinary Qualities:  Great tasting roasting bulb. Subtle garlic flavor that compliments other flavors without overwhelming them. 

Special Attributes:  If you are concerned about illness, this is the garlic for you.  Siberian is reported to have the highest concentration of allicin compared to other garlic varieties (in general, hardneck garlics have 3x more allicin than softnecks).  Allicin is a biologically active component of garlic which is antimicrobial and may have health benefits.  

Growing Considerations:  Like Georgian Crystal, the hardneck Siberian is an easy to grow garlic.  The tall elegant plants produce large bulbs and beautiful purple flowers.      

Cloves: This Marbled Purple Stripe garlic has 25-35 large cloves/lb. or 35-45 medium cloves/lb.  The large bulbs usually contain 5-9 plump cloves.  These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Georgian Crystal: Stunning Supermodel

Grey Duck Garlic, Georgian CrystalCulinary Qualities: Clean fresh tasting hardneck garlic with a sophisticated mellow flavor.  Medium heat with definite garlic undertones.

Special Attributes: The Supermodel of garlic; big, bold, and beautiful!  The large shimmery bulbs can weigh up to 1/3 pound.  Georgian Crystal's mix of great taste, pure beauty and super big cloves is ideal for restaurants and chefs. 

Growing Considerations: A gorgeous and easy to grow plant that is always our top performer, no matter what the weather.  A great choice for Farmer’s Markets! 

Cloves: This gorgeous Porcelain garlic has 25-30 large cloves/lb. or 30-40 medium cloves/lb.  Bulbs normally contain 4-6 fat cloves.  These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.    

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Romanian Red: Deviously Spicy

Grey Duck Garlic, Romanian Red garlic barn by barn

Culinary Qualities:  Romanian adds a long lasting hot and spicy bite to any dish.  Although pungent, it has an excellent flavor. This garlic gets a lot of fan letters from happy customers.

Special Attributes:  A great garlic for chefs who like some sizzle in their dishes or someone who wants a ‘secret’ ingredient for their special barbecue sauce.      

Growing Considerations:  Attractive hardneck bulbs vary in color from all white to red streaked.  Romanian Red needs good care, rich soil and freedom from weeds to reach its full potential.

Cloves: This saucy Porcelain garlic has 30-35 large cloves/lb. or 40-50 medium cloves/lb.  Attractive large bulbs usually contain 2-6 plump cloves.  These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly. 

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Parvin: Pearly Heat

Grey Duck Garlic, Parvin garlic bulb on fenceCulinary Qualities: A hot but flavorful garlic with peppery undertones.

Special Attributes: Beautiful shimmery cloves add a white hot heat to dishes.  

Growing Considerations:  Large attractive hardneck bulbs are normally pearly white with hints of pink. A very robust grower that needs little care to grow huge bulbs. This garlic is very easy care.

Cloves: A great growing Porcelain garlic with 25-30 large cloves/lb. or 30-40 medium cloves/lb.  Symmetrical plump bulbs usually contain 4-6 plump cloves.  These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly. 

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Thermadrone: French Intrigue

Culinary Qualities:  This French softneck garlic is popular with chefs and will add an authentic flavor to your French dishes.  Thermadrone has a true deep garlic flavor with a Dijon-type mustard middle note. 

Special Attributes:  Softneck garlic can be braided.   Extremely large white bulbs can be stored under the proper Grey Duck Garlic, Thermadrone softneck garlic bulbs sit on boardsconditions for 6-9 months. 

Growing Considerations:  Thermadrone matures earlier than hardneck garlic and is moderately easy to grow.  It multiples better than hardneck garlic and will deliver a good harvest. Must be carefully cured for best storing times. The huge bulbs need to be cured quickly under ideal conditions.

Cloves: This Artichoke garlic has 40-45 large cloves/lb. or 50-65 medium cloves/lb.  The large white bulbs with brown and purple streaks contain 12-20 cloves.   These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.  Thermadrone has very variable sized cloves.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Bogatyr: Authentic Flavor

Grey Duck Garlic, Bogatyr garlic bulbs rest on varigated leavesCulinary Qualities: Best described as a true garlic flavor without heat. This is hardneck garlic as you always imagined it to taste! Another of Susan's cooking favorites! Perfect for Italian dishes and garlic breads.

Special Attributes:  Gorgeous dark purple brown cloves are tempting to handle and smooth to the touch.

Growing Considerations:  Very vigorous and easy to grow. Handles cool wet weather well. Great looking purple striped bulbs.

Cloves: This Marbled Purple Stripe garlic has approximately 6-8 cloves per bulb.

Bogatyr is also available in cooking specials and planting specials.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Chesnok Red: Sweet Baker

Grey Duck Garlic, Chesnok Red garlic bulbs in the hand are worth more...Culinary Qualities:Chesnok Red regularly wins acclaim and awards as one of the best baking garlics. It is mouth wateringly sweet when baked.

Special Attributes:  Skinny bright pinkish red cloves make this garlic very eye catching.

Growing Considerations:  Chesnok Red is an easy to plant and grow hardneck garlic. The plant leaves are vigorous and upright and it can handle a little neglect.

Cloves: This Purple Stripe garlic has approximately 8-20 cloves per bulb.

Chesnok Red is also available in cooking specials and planting specials.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Red Rezan: Royal Charmer

Red Rezan garlicCulinary Qualities:  This hardneck garlic has medium heat, holds up well in cooking and it has little aftertaste.  Red Rezan has a complex flavor that works well with meat or strong flavored vegetables. Susan loves the flavor of this garlic! 

Special Attributes:  Beautiful purple pink cloves have a gold metallic sheen. This garlic has the colors of royalty! The gorgeous garlic bulbs are pinkish or violet and streaked with ivory and rose. 

Growing Considerations:  Red Rezan is an easy to grow garlic with medium large bulbs.  The plant leaves are vigorous and upright.

Cloves: This Glazed Purple Stripe garlic has 40-45 large cloves/lb. or 50-65 medium cloves/lb. Approximately 6-12 cloves per bulb. These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.

Red Rezan is also available in cooking specials and planting specials.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Southerners should plant garlic in late October. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


A word on Rocamboles:

Rocambole garlic is considered by some chefs to be the best tasting garlic. It is harder to grow but weGrey Duck Garlic, German Red bulbils grow it because Jane loves it and so do some of our customers. Currently we have two Rocamboles, Phillips and German Red. Phillips is easier to grow but German Red is more robustly flavored. Rocamboles have more variety in their clove shape and size than the other garlic varieties. For this reason we mostly offer it as bulbs.

Rocamboles garlics have large bulbils (see picture right) and can be successfully grown that way. My sister, Patty, grew German Red garlic bulbs from bulbils in two years. If you want to try it see our Big Bulbil Special to buy bulbils.

Rocambole garlic are fussy about soil moisture and like a well drained soil. From what I have learned from other garlic growers, they are almost impossible to grow in the South. Please let me know if you have successfully grown these yummy garlic varieties in a warmer climate.


Phillips: Rocking Rocambole

Phillips garlicCulinary Qualities: Clean garlic taste with a hint of hot spicy and sweet green onion. Nice texture in cooking.

Special Attributes:Very nice cloves with very few doubles. Cloves are easy to peel. Big and beautiful tan striped cloves.

Growing Considerations: A hardy hardneck grower that is not as fussy as most Rocamboles. Can tolerate some soil sogginess. Dark green vigorous leaves.

Cloves: This Rocambole garlic has approximately 5-11 cloves per symmetrical bulb.

Phillips is also available in cooking specials and planting specials.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.


Jane’s German Red: Heirloom Charmer

Grey Duck Garlic, German Red garlic bulbs on barkCulinary Qualities: An old world variety with a full flavored velvety taste.  German Red has a complex and unique flavor that stands out in a dish without overwhelming other flavors.   

Special Attributes: A Idaho heirloom variety cultivated by Jane. Cloves are super easy to peel. 

Growing Considerations: German Red is fussy and requires well drained soil with manure amendments. Not suitable for the South.

Cloves: This Rocambole garlic contain 10-12 golden brown cloves.  These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.

German Red is also available in cooking specials and planting specials.

Please select your shipping date based on when you plant. We hand clove right before we ship the garlic. Planting later in the fall results in bigger bulbs.



For a USDA climate zone map and more information see our Garlic Planting Page.

Occasionally we may need to substitute garlic varieties. We know that most consumers would rather receive a comparable variety than no garlic. If you absolutely do not want substitution please let us know.



Gift Certificates:

Gourmet garlic makes a great gift for a favorite foodie or garden chef! If you are not sure what selection to choose, let the other person pick their preferred garlic flavors. We offer gift certificates through Pay Pal.


Some counties in Idaho and Washington prohibit importation of alliums including garlic, onions, leeks, shallots or chives. If you live in one of those counties you cannot buy garlic from outside sources. For a list of the counties and why they prohibit alliums see shipping.

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