German Extra Hardy Garlic
German Extra Hardy SOLD OUT - As of 08/13/20
- 4-7 red cloves per head with ivory-white skin
- Vigorous and productive
A vigorous grower, this variety has long roots that enable it to overwinter without heaving out of the ground. Outside skin is ivory-white, but the clove skin is dark-red. This garlic has a strong raw flavor and a high sugar content, and is considered one of the very best varieties for roasting. As its name suggests, this Porcelain-type is a cold-hardy variety that is a dependable producer. Hardneck, 4-7 cloves per bulb.
Ratings & Reviews
First time growing hard neck garlic variety
Purchased Red Inchelium and German Extra Hardy and planted them Fall 2019, Zone 7b, heavy clay soil that was heavily mulched with wood chips. I’m pleased with my harvest - this was my first time growing a hard neck variety so getting to harvest scapes was a thrill! I’m saving and replanting cloves from the largest bulbs this coming November!
Great for very cold area.
I live in Minnesota and this is my favorite Garlic to grow. My area can drop to -35F and sometimes even colder. I first bought them from Seed Savers years ago.
I like to try new varieties each year but this is the one I plant EVERY year and the variety I recommend to friends growing garlic for the first time. Reliable grower, good flavor and stores well.
Winter-hardy in Northern Michigan
Best garlic I have planted to date in Northern Michigan. It survives very well and produces larger cloves than other varieties that should have been large. I attribute that to their Winter hardiness here. Sad that you are sold out, and I may risk trying to plant cloves of my harvest. Unfortunately, I am not a total pro at storage, so I'm hoping I did a good enough job for replanting. I guess it's time to learn a new skill!
Plant the big clove; cook the smaller
Yearly, these garlic are great producers. I always try to buy some to supplement my crop. Guess not this year.
As a reminder, whether grown or bought, you want to plant the largest CLOVE and cook with the others. Even the big bulbs have large and smaller cloves.