Italian Red Garlic Seeds
4-6 Cloves per Bulb
Approx 15-25 Cloves/lb
Easy to Grow, Hardy, Large Sized, Mild Flavored Garlic
Longer Storing Garlic, Late Winter/Early Spring
Italian Red Porcelain is a very heat-tolerant variety that can be grown in almost every state in the US. It has complex flavors with a hint of heat, even if you eat it raw it is still a mild flavored garlic. Italian Red Garlic Seeds have an outer wrapper that is bright white turning lavender-silver in the center of the garlic. It produces 4-6 Large Cloves per bulb, and approximately 15-25 Cloves Per Pound.
This variety is a hardneck which means it will grow a garlic scape which is the flower of the garlic plant. The scape should be snapped off once the stem starts to curl to send the energy to the bulb rather than the flower. Garlic scapes are very tasty and can be used in stir-fry or however you use garlic currently.
This tall, dark and green plant is easy to grow and is resistant to a wide variety of diseases that usually infect garlic. Italian Red Porcelain’s growth may be marginal in southern states with hot early summers. Porcelain garlic is known to withstand extremely cold weathers ranging from -18 Degree F to -60 Degree F.
- We offer certified organic Italian Red Garlic Seeds that are certified by MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association) to be organic.
- These garlic bulbs are grown specifically for seed
- 4-6 Large Cloves per Bulb
- Approx 15-25 Cloves/lb
- Easy to Grow, Hardy Large Sized, Mild Flavored Garlic
- Long Storing, Late Winter/Early Spring in cooler temperatures
The Word Garlic comes from Garleac, an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “Spear Leek” It is from the lily (Liliaceae) family and related to onions, leeks, chives, and shallots. German White Porcelain is originally from Germany and can withstand warmer winters, and extremely cold weathers. It is nicknamed “The Workhorse Porcelain.” For over 5,000 years garlic has been used for Food and Medicine.
Cool Garlic Facts:
- John Gunn recommended garlic as a diuretic, for treatment of infections, as a general tonic and for asthma, In Health Remedies garlic was recommended for lung diseases.
- John King, American Dispensatory (1877) recommended garlic as a stomach tonic, for children’s diseases, coughs, hoarseness, catarrhs (inflammation of the mucous membranes especially sinuses), whooping-cough, and worms.
- Garlic was known as Russian Penicillin.
- In the 1950’s Chinese scientists used garlic to treat influenza.
- Garlic may change your genes, erase wrinkles, lower blood pressure, decrease fasting blood glucose, reduce cardiovascular risk, alleviate arthritis, reduce inflammation and more!
- Garlic also helps improve nutrition, it regulates iron metabolism and increases zinc and iron absorption from foods.
- Garlic may inhibit TB, and eliminate food poisoning microbes.