Hardneck Garlic

Duganski Garlic

Duganski Garlic


Mid-season, Purple Stripe type. A stunningly beautiful garlic with large bulbs and an amazing flavor that matches its looks and size. Purple outer wrappers protect the violet-tinged cloves that burst with a fiery flavor and mellow out with a pleasant aftertaste. Our strain is virus free, which results in much bulkier, larger heads.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability.

PLEASE READ: Not available to Idaho or Canada.

Approximately 40-65 cloves per pound.
  • XG180/D
  • 8 oz shipped in fall
  • $13.95

  • XG180/E
  • 1 lb shipped in fall
  • $21.95

  • XG180/G
  • Sold Out
    For 2019.
  • $87.50
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Folklore is rife with tales of garlic's ability to bestow strength and courage, treat a vast array of disease and infections, and to ward off evil. Modern day medicine has shown this remarkable food to be powerfully effective at boosting the immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, and fighting cancer.

Hardneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon Cloves grow in a single circle around a central woody stem. These varieties also produce, or attempt to produce, a flower-like stalk. What makes these garlics stand out is the range and quality of flavors they exhibit. Hardneck garlics typically have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Softneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. sativum These varieties produce cloves in several layers around a soft central stem. Approximate cloves per pound can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. These easy-to-grow garlics are excellent in the kitchen and usually have the best storage qualities. Great for braiding.

Elephant Garlic: Allium ampeloprasum Not a true garlic, these enormous bulbs have much milder and sweeter flavor than garlic, as it's related more closely to a leek. Elephant garlic is planted 6-8 inches apart and covered with 4-6 inches of soil.

• Garlic thrives in rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Work in 1 inch layer of compost, 1/2 cup of bone meal, 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• When spring growth begins: water to keep the soil slightly moist, and fertilize with Age Old Grow or TSC's Complete fertilizer
• As harvest approaches: water less to avoid molding or staining
• Hardnecks: cut off any flowering stems (scapes) at the top leaf to redirect energy to the bulb; scapes can be used like green onions

Direct Sowing
• In Northern regions, garlic is best planted by the end of October, or 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes
• Southern regions may plant as late as March
• Separate the cloves of garlic just prior to planting, keeping as much skin on as possible
• Plant cloves pointed end up
• Mulch with clean straw or leaves to 4 inches

Insects & Diseases
• Adapted to many climates, garlic is easy to grow and is bothered by few pests
Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation, avoid soggy soil

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when the top 4-5 leaves are slightly green and lower leaves are dry
• Begin checking for mature bulbs in late June
• Each green leaf represents one layer of covering over the bulb in the ground
• Tie the plants in small bundles and dry in a cool, shaded, well-ventilated location for about 3-4 weeks
• After curing is done, cut foliage and roots from bulbs and store in mesh bags
• Softnecks: you can keep leaves on and braid the whole plant
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Excellent garlic
Jul 21, 2014  |  By Katharine Stanfield
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I have grown this garlic for several years now and I love it. My bulbs are not as purple as shown in the picture but they do have some striping on them. The heads are large for the most part, but dont expect that they will all be 3 inch diameter. I have found that I get about 30 percent extra large heads with the rest being very respectable in size. I use the largest heads for planting the next season. The flavor is outstanding and can hold its own in a garlic/ginger paste for Thai or Indonesian cooking. Highly recommend.
Fantastic flavor and bite
Oct 4, 2013  |  By Ted
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A full sized garlic, easy to process and clean. Has a nice hot initial bite with a long lasting flavor. Stronger than my capathian variety and yugoslavian. A great garlic for eating fresh and blending in with Habanero peppers for a condiment. This garlic is in the top 3 varieties out there for me. oh, and service here is outstanding.
Large heads
Aug 8, 2012  |  By GrowEug
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My first year growing Duganski, and it has performed very well. One of the heads I just harvested was about the size of my fist, with very large cloves. I have already tried some and it has a nice, rich flavor, unlike the softnecks that you get in the store. Will grow this again.