Please do not purchase this garlic variety if you live within one of the following counties:
Ada, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Twin Falls, Washington. Malheur County in Oregon.
The ISDA has a garlic quarantine zone and this garlic variety is illegal to plant within these counties. We check all orders to confirm that only quarantined garlic is sold within the quarantine, and we will refund your purchase as needed.
Softnecks - Plant in USDA Zones 5-10
Softneck varieties are the better choice for gardeners in warmer climates. They will produce larger bulbs and can be stored for many months.
"Nootka Rose Silverskin Softneck produces extremely beautiful, bright and average sized heads of garlic with lovely white skins covering a blush of red/pink cloves. They have very good long term storage abilities. We have found these varieties to be a little finicky here in the cold north, sometimes becoming stressed after a cold, hard winter and producing scapes when they shouldn't. However, we love them and so we keep growing them each year and are always glad we did!
Both varieties average about 15 cloves per bulb for planting purposes."
Description Source: Swift River Farm
Seed garlic sourced from Swift River Farm in Salmon, ID.
Storage instructions: Make sure to keep your garlic in this brown bag in a cool, dark, dry place until you are ready to plant it. 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal storage temperature. Air must be able to circulate freely around the bag. Do not store garlic in the refrigerator.
Sowing instructions: Garlic is best sown in the fall after the first light frost of the season. Bulbs should not be separated into cloves until just before planting. Sow with the point where the cloves attached to the bulb pointed down. We recommend mulching your garlic bed with a light layer of leaves to help with weed suppression and overwintering.