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Spanish Roja garlic is defined almost entirely by its flavor. Its appearance is similar to many other harndeck garlics, boasting eight to twelve cloves which are arranged around a central, woody stalk. Its tan to violet-blushed sheath of wrappers encapsulates large ivory cloves with a flavor so strong, hot and robust that it sticks around for a long time. If cooked, particularly roasted it will develop a deep, rich and complex flavor. It has been described as one of the most preferred garlics flavor wise in the world. 

Spanish Roja garlic, also known as Greek or Greek Blue garlic is a hardneck cultivator botanically known as Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon. Spanish Roja is a rocambole type, which is the most common hardneck cultivator. Spanish Roja garlic is considered to be one of the most relevant and revered of all hardneck garlics. It is sought after for its superior flavor and in 2002 consistently ranked in the top two or three in a series of fifty tastings conducted across the United States by garlic expert, Chester Aaron. 

Most bulbs are smaller than other garlics, but the flavor outways the bulb size. 
Roja usually has 12 to 16 cloves, but 
Cranky Carls has spent years getting the bulb and clove sizes up. 
Our Roja is generally 1.5 to 2.5 inches, and only 6 yo 8 clovers, 
bigger and easier to work with. 

Spanish Roja (rocombole hardneck variety) This garlic has taken off and has started producing some good sized bulbs for us. Spanish Roja is the best known and best loved hardneck garlic in America today. The large, flat bottomed, and brilliant dark purple streaked bulbs often reach three inches in diameter and typically have eight to twelve large cloves. It peels easily and stores up to 4-6 months. It is generally a vigorous grower with large foliage that is dark green and results in a pretty good sized bulb. Being a Rocambole garlic, its flavor is very strong, hot and spicy and sticks around for a long time. It has the deep, rich, complex flavor of gourmet garlic at its very finest. It has been described as the most piquant garlic in the world. It’s flavor is good and is best described as being a “true” garlic flavor. Averages about 8 cloves per bulb

Our Garlic is sustainably grown, meaning, we use only natural soil amended with wood chips, pig, cow and chicken maure.

Our garlic is watered with only natural high Montana mountain run off. Sitting 1/2 way up the large Ksanka mountain range, our farm has no houses or farms above our field, only vast amounts of forest so no water contamination. This is something most people forget to think about when buying garlic. All the big companies that grow garlic are all watered with city or drainage water, which contains, who know what. Rest assured our garlic is completely chemical free. We use Bat Guano, and manure tea to fertilize. WE dont use ANY STORE BOUGHT "organic or Natural" fertilizers, because we don't believe in anything synthetic even if they do call it organic.







Eating: We usually have garlic available for eating throughtout the year.


Offerings: click on each variety to view and order


German White Garlic is one of the most widely grown garlic. The flavor is a full body taste with a little zing when eaten raw, but produces a very flavorful gentle taste when cooked. Our German White is unique in that most bulbs have only 4 or VERY arge cloves vs. grocery store Garlic that hast over 15 small, difficult to peel and use. Our garlic cloves are so equisite you'll want to slice them and show them off in your meals.


Spanish Roja garlic is defined almost entirely by its flavor. Its tan to violet-blushed sheath of wrappers encapsulates large ivory cloves with a flavor so strong, hot and robust that it sticks around for a long time.It has been described as one of the most spicey garlics with a rich flavor both cooked and raw.


Medium dark purple striped bulbs with 4 to 5 large cloves. Blossom is smooth and mellow when baked and hot when raw.


German Red is a flavorful, aromatic garlic that is hot and spicy at first but quickly mellows and leaves no garlic after taste.


Russian Inferno has huge flavor and and keeps it through out cooking. It is quite bold raw and once cooked, retains its strong flavor with a bit of a sweet aftertaste.


Chesnok is a versatile hardneck that produces large bulbs with purple striped wrappers. It has a medium-hot flavor that becomes sweet and lingering when cooked.


Siberian’s flavor is rich, full and excellent cooked. Mild at firt, then hot zing at the end eaten raw. Siberian is a VERY LARGE bulb in good soil.


Purple Glazer is a vivid, royal purple tinged garlic that makes it one of the most attractive garlics. It is known for being one of the best baked garlics with a sweet roasted flavor.


One of our most popular varieties due to taste, vigorous growth, and 4 to 6 large easy to peel cloves. Flavor is rich, strong, robust and pungent. Growers will get extra large bulbs consistently! Easy to grow with beautiful white bulbs and very large very flavorful cloves. This variety holds its strong spice even when cooked.
Garlic is Harvested in July and Cured for 30 days, so shipping begins after that. Also available for pick up or some deliveries.


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