Grey Duck Garlic sells organic gourmet seed garlic

Tzan garlic bulbs by mirror ball

Picture: Tzan garlic bulbs admire their reflection in a mirrored ball.

Culinary Qualities:One word: yummy...this is a great tasting garlic without a garlicky flavor. Cooked it adds a complex savory flavor with a touch of sweetness. I couldn't stop eating it plain fried with a little butter. Great in stir fries or omelets. Raw it is searing hot with a sharp flavor and a very slight garlic aftertaste.

Special Attributes: Taste! It is a pretty purple striped bulb but even if it was paper bag ugly it would be worth growing for its sheer scrumptiousness. Easy to peel fat brown red cloves.

Growing Considerations: Harder to grow than some other garlic varieties. Very sensitive to water logged soils or excess rain. One of the earliest garlics to harvest. Unlike most garlics Tzan is ready to harvest at about the same time that the scapes emerge and begin to straighten out. Tzan is a weakly bolting hardneck; it usually flops over at the neck when it is ready to harvest.

Normally we harvest Tzan and other Turban garlic varieties 6-8 weeks earlier than our Porcelain or Purple Stripe varieties. We harvest Tzan a week or two before the softnecks. Some Southern growers do well with Turban garlic varieties since they mature before the late summer heat starts.

Cloves: Approximately 5-9 cloves per bulb.

Type: This tasty hardneck garlic is in the Turban family.

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Grey Duck Garlic is certified organicWhy We Are Certified Organic

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 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 berries and produce.