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.
"Kingsland Softneck is an artichoke type that my (Kelly Kingsland) mom bought in a Safeway grocery store in 1970, and my family has grown out ever since. It stores incredibly well--for nearly a year, has 10 large cloves per bulb, and for a softneck is incredibly easy to peel. We have sold it in braids at our booth at the farmers market, and it has a great reputation in these parts. Over the years, many farmers have bought seed from us. A lot of the softneck sold regionally is this!"
Description and seed garlic sourced from Affinity Farm in Moscow, ID.
Storage instructions: Make sure to keep your garlic in a 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.