Organic Garlic Seed
Organic Garlic Seed for Commercial Growers and Gardeners
We offer quality, organic garlic seed, grown on Honeyhill Farm in the Finger Lakes of New York. Honeyhill Farm has grown superior organic garlic since 1992 and received organic certification in 2004.
Why Finger Lakes Garlic?
The Finger Lakes region of New York offers harsh winters and high quality glacial soils with an extra boost from naturally occurring minerals that impart our garlic with uniqueness in flavor and extra long keeping qualities. Just as the French believe the terroir of their soil affects their grapes, we also feel that unique soil in our region gives something extra to our splendid garlic. Try some for yourself!
Our Garlic Variety
Throughout the years, we’ve grown at least 20 garlic varieties—both soft and hard necks. We ultimately settled on one variety of garlic that satisfies all our quality requirements: taste, hardiness, consistent large bulb size, tight wrappers, long term storage, ease of clean-up, and appearance. It is commonly known as German White or German Extra Hardy.
German White (Allium Sativum var. ophioscorodon)
This variety is the standard by which all are measured for winter hardiness, a vigorous grower with long roots that protect it from heaving. It typically produces 6 cloves per bulb that often weigh 4 oz. Uniform, easy-to-peel large cloves. Robust and delicious garlic flavor with just the right amount of heat, but not hot. Meaty scapes in late spring are tender and flavorful. Excellent long keeper when properly cured.
Chefs love it for the incredible flavor and easy-to-remove clove wrappers.
Growing Organic Garlic
The garlic at Honeyhill Farm is essentially grown by hand. Each plant is inspected for quality during cultivation and each bulb at harvest, curing and cleaning. Any rejected plants, bulbs or cloves are immediately removed.
We employ a 4-year crop rotation to replenish and balance nutrients in the soil, combined with winter rye, buckwheat and clover sod in off years. To treat weeds, we use vinegar and have received grant funding to research its use. Read the report: Vinegar as an Herbicide in Organic Garlic Production (PDF).
If you have any questions about our garlic production, we’re happy to speak with you.
Purchasing Finger Lakes Garlic Seed
Our seed garlic is guaranteed high quality and disease-free—it’s the same garlic we use for our own seed!
Orders have a 10 lb. minimum (no maximum). Shipping charges are for shipping only, we do not charge for packaging or handling. We ship FedEx Ground and enjoy a substantial quantity discount that is passed onto you. We ship anywhere in the U.S., including Alaska.
Bulk garlic is available from September 1 and orders are taken starting August 1. Contact us for pricing.