***ALERT - Well its that time of the year again. We planted the same amount of garlic this year as we did last year and we are almost sold out. Call Farmer Fred (631-338-4996) to place your order before our 2016 crop is sold out!***
Our farm is located in Grand Gorge, NY at an elevation of 2000 feet above sea level. Our remote mountain top knoll is isolated and pristine. The higher mountains that surround us provide the perfect essence to grow great garlic.
We plant our fall crop in October to coincide with the new moon. Bitter cold and frigid biting winds that follow provide the ideal harsh conditions that garlic loves. Our garlic beds easily experience sub-zero -30 degree ambient temperatures. We apply a six inch layer of organic alfalfa straw to stabilize soil temperatures during winter which also suppress weeds during the growing season.
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!
Not our garlic! As you can see below, with benefits set aside, a beautiful occurrence begins to unfurl in nature as the umbel and bulbil 'blossoms'.
Bulbils are a nutritious food source and potential pure planting stock/seed for the next growing season.By keeping our garlic plant heads and raising them in fertile soil we can grow hard neck garlic that is qualitatively superior.
We currently offer two varieties of Bulbils:
Large 'rice' sized bulbils will come from the 'Purple Stripe, Marbled Purple Stripe, and Porcelain Cultivars.' If planted, these bulbils will produce a small size garlic bulb of the Persian Star, Chesnok Red, Bogartyr or Romanian Red cultivar, yielding miniature cloves the following harvest season.
Small marble or pea sized bulbils will come from our Rocambole cultivar. If planted, they will produce a Spanish Roja or Kilarney Red
* Are bulbils are luscious and delicious! They can be used as Spring planting stock or a healthy food source and most people have never had the pleasure of tasting such a wonderful gift from nature.
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