'Georgian Crystal' Hardneck Seed Garlic
***Estimated mid-September shipping
Origin: Republic of Georgia
Improvement status: Cultivar
Life cycle: Perennial (grown as a biennial)
Weight and price options:
1/2 pound: $14
1 pound: $25.50
We're very excited to be offering the popular 'Georgian Crystal' porcelain garlic this year. It's large, beautiful, and super resilient. Stands up to most of the common pests and diseases that can afflict garlic, and is very cold hardy (but also reportedly thrives in the South!). Originally from Cichisdzhvari in the Republic of Georgia, it found its way to the US via Gatersleben IPK, the main seed bank in Germany. 'Georgian Crystal' has a mild flavor when raw or fermented and a delicious buttery flavor when roasted. It's considered a very long-storing garlic. Known to produce a few large cloves (4-8), rather than many small ones, it's easy to use in the kitchen (the skin comes off easily), and it sends up a nice plump scape for an additional crop. The bulbs are quite lovely to look at too, with shiny white skin, sometimes streaked with purple on the inner layers.
Our 'Georgian Crystal' seed garlic was produced by Andrew and Jacob Helling of Twin Organics in Northfield, MN. Jacob and Andrew also grow most of the vegetable plant starts for Colty, Kierra, and Dusty's garden center, Agrarian Seed and Garden, in Minneapolis.