Hardneck Garlic

Premium Northern White Garlic

Premium Northern White Garlic


Late-season, Porcelain type. Finally, good strong garlic in a large clove! The heritage of this unique garlic can be directly traced to northern Germany. It could possibly be the most cold-hardy variety known, having been documented to -18°F in Eastern Oregon. And one grower, who cultivated this variety in New York for more than 10 years, claims it withstood -60°F. Let us know how it does for you! It's a potent hardneck that is easy to peel. Its large clove size makes it a great all-purpose garlic, especially good for baking.

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.
  • XG229/D
  • 8 oz shipped in fall
  • $15.95

  • XG229/E
  • 1 lb shipped in fall
  • $25.95

  • XG229/G
  • 5 lbs shipped in fall
  • $89.95
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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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I revised wrong variety. It apples instead to Polish Softneck.
Aug 6, 2019  |  By Dan Williams
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My review below does not apply to this variety. I have never grown Premium Nothern White.
Pour quality, dehydrated bulbs when received
Aug 4, 2019  |  By Dan Williams
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Order arrived quite late to fall planting in Central OR. Bulbs were dehydrated with a few soft, rotting cloves. Planted in fall, but didn't emerge until early Spring. Large bulbs/cloves. Very good, strong flavor with picante, fiery bite when raw, but quickly dissipates. Downside was a few of the bulbs started turning soft (rotting) within about six weeks after curing. One was soft when dug. The soil had not been planted with garlic before, but used municipal compost that might have been contaminated with a garlic fungus, though other varieties did not show any signs of rot. I have purchased more than 20 varieties from Territorial over more than 20 years, and never before received such poor seed stock. I cannot recommend this variety.
Coast gardener
Jul 5, 2015  |  By Gary Katz
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Planted these in Newport, Oregon about 1 block from the ocean. There's a very limited variety of things to grow here but garlic has always grown well. This variety didn't like our cool, salt air; they were early maturing and tiny. These may be fine to grow somewhere else but not at the Coast.