GARLIC, SEEDS, POTATOES & CROWNS

UPDATED 5/26/16

SEED PACKETS: Adaptive and Uprising are here, over 4,000 seeds in stock!

SHALLOTS:  (updated 5/26/16)

  • Dutch YellowTender and spicy, with a pungent raw flavor that mellows and sweetens but still retains character when cooked. High yielding.

COVER CROP SEED:  both Organic and non/Conventional available - see this section for varieties and email for pricing and recommendations for your farm or come on in for a full selection ready for your garden.  In packet, 1, 5, 25 and 50 lb bags, other custom sizes per pre-order.

SEED POTATOES:   All varieties on sale 25% off!! (starting 5/26/16)

We have many certified organic varieties, including fingerlings:

STANDARD:
  • Red River
  • Caribe 
  • Chieftain
  • Russet Burbank
  • King Edward
  • Kennebec
  • Dark Red Norland
  • Magic Molly 
FINGERLING
  • Red Thumb
  • Ama Rosa
  • Banana
  • Rose Finn Apple
  • Princess La Ratte

We have additional price discounts by weight.  You can mix standard size potato varieties or mix fingerling varieties for discounts if you're planting a lot or going in with friends. 1,000#s between our first two orders. .




Certified Organic Onion and Leek Sets: 


ONIONS:

Walla Walla Sweets: Juicy, sweet regional favorite of the PNW. Great sliced on a sandwich or your favorite burger. Summer never tasted so good!!

Guardsman Bunching Onion: This cross between a bulb and bunching onion is the mildest of it's kind. Long stalks and a sturdy root system makes this bunching onion an easy grower for your summer garden.

SHALLOTS:

Tadorna: vigorous growth and great disease resistance, this favorite has beautiful green leaves and makes a great winter harvest.


Carentan: a very productive classic European variety that is a great garden addition for late fall/winter.
Bandit: large, upright and non-bulbing form of leek with beautiful blue-green flat leaves and uniform growth habit.
  

    SEED PACKETS - Thousands of seed packets in stock from Uprising Seeds, Adaptive, Siskiyou and Horizon Herbs.  We LOVE organic locally and regionally grown seeds.

    We  alphabetize seeds on a custom 4 sided rack and organize within sections to maximize the varieties you can discover and grow.  Organized by these sections: Alliums, Beans, Corns, Cucurbits, Grains, Greens, Flowers, Herbs, Lettuces, Nightshades, Peas, Root Vegetables.  Some have with multiple varieties co-habitating in their slots waiting for you.....


    Vegetable, Herb and Flower seeds from:


    Uprising Seeds - we carry the majority of their varieties.  Many are grown at their home farm Uprising Organics in Acme, WA with the remainder sourced from their great network of family farms in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Their growers are among the best and most experienced in the Organic Seed trade in our region. (Crystine & Brian's son Rowan listening to the lettuce...) Certified Organic 

    Horizon Herbs - an awesome assortment of herbs, flowers and veggies grown in southern Oregon.  Certified Organic 

    Adaptive Seeds - we carry many of their varieties - grown by Sarah & Andrew in Sweet Home, OR and they've got network of other regional growers, too.  They grow the majority of the seeds in their impressively delicious catalog, those grown by other neat local farms are noted.  Certified Organic  

    Siskiyou Seed - we carry additional varieties from Don Tipping, many are grown at his permaculture farm, Seven Seeds Farm in Williams, OR, with a list of their other neat Oregon seed growers in their catalog.  Certified Organic 
    Wild Garden Seed - we carry their incredible seeds through the seed companies above and in our plant starts.  Frank and Karen Morton and their farmer team in Philomath, OR & Gathering Together Farm. Great writings in the Articles section! 

    These seed companies are strongly non-GMO/GE and Certified Organic.  

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    Certified Organic Jersey Knight Asparagus Crowns & Rhubarb Crowns (Crimson & Victoria):  Back in 2016 

    Strawberry Starts:  Starts available that have been grown out with organic potting soil and fertilizer, some certified organic. We carry many varieties, both June bearing and day neutral / ever-bearing and alpine.  Biggest selection is in spring and early summer.  Crowns sold out for 2015, back in 2016! 

    Ever-bearing
    • Elan
    • Italian (Alpine)
    • Quinault
    • Seascape
    • Yellow Wonder Wild (Alpine)

    June-bearing
    • Benton
    • Chandler

    2016 GARLIC (coming this fall!!) - All grown on small, certified organic family farms.  Discounts may apply to larger orders.  Come by our shop to choose your garlic.  We also take local orders in advance and we do ship garlic, please email to place your Sales Order.  Scroll past seed packet info for our Garlic Varieties List



    Naomi’s 2016 Seed Garlic List - 


    HARDNECK VARIETIES – easy to peel, thusly having shorter storage, robust in flavor and make delicious scapes, aka whistles to eat, too…!

    Duganski

    Flavor:  Initial burst of fire fades away to a rich mellow aftertaste.  Flavor holds up well even after cooking.
    Type:  Hardneck, Purple Stripe, Mid-Season

    Description: Duganski has thick luxuriant purple wrappers and large warm violet-tinged cloves. You may find it sexy.  Easy to peel, tall crescent shaped cloves with elongated tips. Stores well, unless you’ve already eaten it all.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.
    Wendy Davis, our 2013 garlic specialist.

    Elephant Garlic
    Flavor:  Mild flavor, suitable raw for subtle, gentle garlic flavor and yummy when roasted, too.
    Type:  Hardneck, and actually in the leek family, but looks like an enormous garlic, Late-Season

    Description: Each bulb can weigh up to or much more than.. one pound.  Each plant will grow 4 to 5' tall, entertaining kids and adults.  Very easy to peel, good keeper, sometimes up to a year.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic. 

    Purple Glazer -
    Flavor:  Mmm… roasting… delicious baked garlic, strong lasting flavor, but not hot, without an aftertaste, yum.
    Type:  Hardneck, Purple Stripe, Mid-season
    Description:. Beautiful deep purple with satiny hues, one of the most attractive garlics.  Easy to peel, keeps up to 5 to 7 months in storage.  Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.
                                                            
    Shandong Purple
    Flavor:  Flaming hot raw, yes!   Maintaining a great garlic flavor when baked to comfort your soul.
    Type:  Hardneck, Porcelain, Early-Season
    Description:  Originally from China’s Shandong Province. Clove wrappers are pinkish purple to dark tan, easy to peel.  Rare and delightful.  Ready to harvest early in summer.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.


    Rhonda selecting her garlic in 2012
    SOFTNECK VARIETIES – can be braided, are known for longer storage and robust, but sometimes milder flavors:

    Chilean Red - 
    in stock, description soon

    Lord's Italian - in stock, description soon

    Nootka Rose -
    Flavor:  Strong, rich, flavor more like a hardneck.
    Type:  Softneck, Silverskin, Late-Season
    History/Characteristics:  Heirloom from Waldron Island, Washington. Rose-colored cloves, beautiful white skin bulbs, lovely for braiding and decoration.  Very productive.  Long storage, up to a year.  Late-maturing, resists fungus, we love this one. Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.
     
    Oregon Blue
    Flavor:  Nice hotter flavor, more like a hardneck, meow.
    Type:  Softneck, Artichoke, Mid-Season
    Description: Northwest heirloom variety, high yields, vigorous plants with deep green leaves.  Bulb wrappers have a light blue-purple tint. Good storage.  Expect 8-10 cloves per bulb. Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.


    St. Helen'sin stock, description soon
     
    Susanville -
    Flavor:  Mild true garlic flavor. Excellent for roasting.
    Type:  Softneck, Artichoke, Mid-Season
    Description: An improved selection of California Early. White skin with occasional pink undertones, cream colored flesh.  Consistent dependable high yields of large heads. Great for braiding and stores for 6-9 months.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.


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    PAST VARIETIES:
      HARDNECKS

    Chesnok Red sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Moderate flavor.  Retains its terrific garlicky flavor after baking.
    Type:  Hardneck, Purple Stripe, Late-Season
    Description: Large, tall, pretty reddish-purple, easy to peel cloves. Creamy texture when baked.  May keep up to six months.  Originated in Shvelist in the Republic of Georgia.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.



    German White a.k.a Northern White - sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Rich, garlicky, and hot; very strong and robust and sticks around for a long time.
    Type:  Hardneck; Porcelain
    Description A tall dark green plant and is a very good survivor, usually grows healthy and appears to be somewhat resistant to many of the diseases that can affect garlic. It originally came from Germany but grows well in all but the most southerly states, where it is marginal. Can store a long time at cool room temp, around 10 months or longer. Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.

    Killarney Red sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Deep, full-bodied gourmet flavor that starts out hot and then dissipates quickly for a smooth finish. Excellent sautéeing garlic.
    Type:  Hardneck, Rocambole, Mid-Season
    Description: Large purple, easy to peel cloves. Stores 4-5 months. Grows well in wet conditions.


    Music - sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Very flavorful, slightly spicy, classic garlic flavor that lasts a long time.  Romance…
    Type:  Hardneck, Porcelain, Mid-Season
    Description: This cold-hardy garlic is known for high yields.  White-skinned with a blush of pink, its’ easy-to-peel cloves are large and fat, with thick, parchment-like wrappers.  Known for its extra high allicin content, which supports normal cholesterol levels, boosts the immune system, and enhances circulation. Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.

    Ontario Purple Trillium  (“OPT”) - sold out until 2016

    Flavor: Wow!  It’s been described as a “veritable garlic inferno”, “scorching hot”, and “packs a ferocious punch”.  If you’re a fan of hot garlic, this one’s for you!
    Type:  Heirloom Hardneck, Rocambole, Early-Season
    Description:
      One of the earliest garlics to mature; reliable producer, very sturdy plants, large bulbs. Cloves are easy to peel.  Take me home, make me yours.  Grown in Corvallis, OR with organic methods.



    Romanian Red - sold out until 2016
     Flavor:  Delightfully hot, long lasting flavor.Type:  Hardneck; Porcelain
    Type:  Hardneck, Porcelain 
    Description:  One of the best yielding, most beautiful garlics. Romanian Red is a classic porcelain type garlic similar to Music and Rosewood. White bulbs on the outside, pink to red clove wrappers with large bulbs and cloves are the name of the game with this one. The plants are well formed and stocky. Last year we noticed a lack of rust resistance, but surprisingly this didn't seem to faze Romanian Red and it grew right through to produce good yields, which makes it disease tolerant and vigorous. Four to six large, easy-peel cloves have a delightfully hot, long lasting flavor. Good keeper for a hardneck but not as long as the silverskins.  Originating in Romania coming into this country via the Pacific Northwest. It has been a good garlic for our climate for many years now.  

    Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.

    Rosewood - sold out until 2016

    Flavor:  Initial garlic kick but mellows out to a delicious garlic ambiance.   
    Type:  Hardneck, Mid-season 
    Description:  The Rosewood variety originates from Russia and is an exceptionally beautiful symmetrical, white bulb. Long term storage for this one, pretty to look at until you devour it. Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.

    Siberian sold out until 2016 - MILD (there is a different Siberian garlic which is known for being hot)
    Flavor:  Mild to Medium; “good flavor but not overpowering”.  Sweet when baked.
    Type:  Hardneck; Purple Stripe, Mid-Season
    Description:
      Extra large, easy to peel cloves; stores for ~5 months; thrives in cold weather. Prized for having a very high allicin content--possibly the highest of any garlic.  Allicin supports normal cholesterol levels, boosts the immune system, and enhances circulation. Grown in Corvallis, OR with organic methods.


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    SOFTNECKS



    Broadleaf Czech Softneck - sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Full spectrum - hot raw flavor, mellows to a rich full one when roasted or cooked. Type:  Softneck, Artichoke, Late-Season 
    History/Characteristics:  From the Czech Republic, this variety performs well under wet PNW springs and has also excelled with recent drier spring weather.  The bulbs and cloves have a unique creamy tan color with fairly large size cloves for a softneck.  Seed stock obtained from Gatersleben Seed Bank in Germany, it is similar to Siskiyou Purple, with a broader leaf structure.  Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.

    Harry McCormack’s Italian - sold out until 2016
    Flavor: Delicious classical garlic flavor.
    Type:  Softneck, Late-Season
    Description: Great variety from one of the founders of Oregon Tilth. Grown is Corvallis for over 30 years. Beautiful braiding variety, great keeper.  Grown in 

    Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.


    Inchelium Red - 
    Flavor:  Winner of national taste-test in the softneck division.  Mild yet rich robust flavor great for baking. Hint of heat, but never overpowering.
    Type:  Softneck, Artichoke, Mid-Season
    History/Characteristics:  Discovered on the Colville Indian Reservation in northern Washington.  Dense bulb with anywhere from 9-20 cloves. Thick outer bulb wrappers, stores 6-9 months.  Grown in Ridgefield, WA, certified organic.




    Polish White - sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Richly flavored, great for lovers of hot garlic!  Maintains impressive heat even when roasted.
    Type:  Softneck; Artichoke, Mid-Season
    Description:  Polish was introduced into North America around 1900.  Larger than most softnecks, it is one of the most winter-hardy.  Great choice for braiding because of its parchment-like bulb wrappers.  Harvest early in summer, stores into mid-winter.  Grown in Corvallis, OR with organic methods.

    Silver Rose - sold out until 2016
    Flavor:  Subtle flavor, with a pinch heat, one of the mildest; little after-taste.
    Type:  Softneck, Artichoke, Late-Season
    Description: Rose-colored cloves in smooth, bright white bulbs--beautiful for braiding.  Late maturing garlic, which stores very very well and is often resistant to the rust fungus common in the maritime northwest.  One of the longest-storing garlics. Popular throughout the US and Europe for production due to it's storability and uniform shapeliness. Grown in Sweet Home, OR, certified organic.