Grey Duck Garlic
Thermadrone: French Intrigue
Availability: Cloves and bulbs.
Culinary Qualities: This French softneck garlic is popular with chefs and will add an authentic flavor to your French dishes. If you are a Julia Child fan you will be pleasantly surprised at the difference adding this true French garlic can make in your cooking. Thermadrone has a true deep garlic flavor with a Dijon-type mustard middle note. This is unlike any other garlic we have tasted and seems to blend especially well with butter. It adds distinct garlic flavor without hotness to meat stocks, sautéed chicken dishes, casseroles, stir-fries and other dishes.
Special Attributes: This garlic multiples very quickly. Softneck garlic can be braided. The white bulbs are very large and have a flattened shape. Thermadrone can be stored under the proper conditions for 6-9 months.
Growing Considerations: Plant the biggest cloves for the best results. Thermadrone matures earlier than hardneck garlic and is moderately easy to grow. It multiples better than hardneck garlic and will deliver a good harvest. This garlic competes poorly with weeds and prefers a well drained soil. Must be carefully cured for best storing times.
Cloves: 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.g.