Please note, as I shift gears to focus on two final festivals, all new orders will be shipped on October 4th at the soonest, and October 11th at the latest! Only garlic currently in stock is pre-busted cloves of Pskem River (click banner here), or pre-busted Shandong Purple (find in the Asiatic family). Thanks!

Kishlyk garlic bulbs- a variety first collected from the wild


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A variety collected from the wild, Kishlyk's bulbs can look superficially like a Marbled Purple Stripe without the coloration, but the plants are taller and statelier. Rich, creamy roasted texture makes it a pleasure to add to buttered smashed potatoes. Only a mild raw bite, that is heavily "earthy" with none of the green/grassy undertones.

Kishlyk is also a prolific producer of true garlic seed (from flowers). Avram Drucker of Garlicana Farm has bred several types from Kishlyk, including Anarres, Ozodlik, and Yuggoth, which I also grow and sell. The diversity of Kishlyk's children is quite remarkable, having grown all of them on my farm a couple years now. Considering two of the three best true-seed types on my farm have Kishlyk parentage, it strongly suggests its importance as a true-seed breeder for the Northeast. You can check out Avram's site to learn more about it and his true-seed breeding work here : Also- you can go direct to his true seed how-to article here.

I am continuing to learn new things not to do with true seed production, but hope to have on-farm bred types by some point in the near future. Kishlyk has been short-listed as the likely source of more well-suited types. It also tastes damn good, and its child Ozodlik is that, and then some!



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