Welcome to Crater Lake Farm!
We are specializing in certified organic garlic seed for planting garlic in your own garden (largest bulbs harvested). We also offer culinary garlic that can also be planted (medium size bulbs) plus the small garlic special. Crater Lake Farm Garlic is a certified organic garlic farm located in Chiloquin, Oregon, near Crater Lake. We take great pride in growing organic garlic and strive to sell our customers the best organic garlic seed available. Dedicated to environmental sustainability we are Certified Organic by the Oregon Tilth. All Crater Lake Farm Garlic is grown from U.S.A. grown organic garlic seed stock.
Our Organic Garlic Update:
June 2021: It’s time to start planning for the fall garlic season 2021!
We are taking pre-season orders for the 2021 FALL garlic planting season. There is no garlic seed available for spring planting. Please email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please order soon for the best selection either for seeding purposes or for your culinary needs, especially hardneck varieties as they sell out fast. Please note: All garlic seed orders placed now will be shipped starting in mid/late August 2021. Organic Crater Lake Farm Garlic is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and carefully selected for best bulbs that are free from harmful nematodes. Thank you!
Organic Seed Garlic for Planting
Seed garlic for planting is generally the biggest bulbs that we harvest so you can plant those in your own garden (2” and larger). Bigger bulbs and cloves will produce the bigger garlic as well. We have 8 varieties to choose from, 4 hardnecks (Majestic, Creme De La Rasa, Romanian Red and Chesnok Red) and 3 softnecks (Lorz Italian, Nootka Rose and S&H Silver). Visit our Buy Organic Garlic section to purchase your organic seed garlic.
Organic Culinary Garlic for Cooking
Culinary garlic for eating is the medium-size bulbs (1.75”-2”) and smaller than the Seed garlic for planting. They are the same great quality and the same great taste and can be planted as well. They will mainly produce medium-size bulbs. They are also cheaper than large Seed garlic. We offer 8 different culinary varieties to choose from, 4 hardnecks (Majestic, Creme De La Rasa, Romanian Red and Chesnok Red) and 3 softnecks (Lorz Italian, Nootka Rose and S&H Silver). Check out our Buy Organic Garlic section to purchase.
Organic Hardneck Varieties
Hardneck varieties of garlic are the more dramatic with fewer but much larger cloves. They have less of an outer bulb wrapper which makes them more sensitive and reduces their shelf life. As they grow they produce a stalk that coils from the top called a “scape” or garlic flower. Scapes can be harvested and used in cooking on their own before the garlic itself is actually harvested. They are very pungent and a little goes a long way.
There are three main types of hardnecks: Rocamboles, Porcelain, and Purple Stripe. We are pleased to be able to offer you two types of Porcelain: Majestic and Romanian Red, one type of Purple Stripe: Chesnok Red plus Marbled Purple Stripe: Creme De La Rasa. Buy Organic Garlic
Organic Softneck Varieties
Softneck varieties are those most commonly found in supermarkets. The reason that you would see these varieties more frequently is that they have a much longer shelf life than the hardneck varieties, they are easier to grow and the beautiful garlic braids are made out of these varieties. You can recognize the softneck varieties by the papery white skin and the abundance of cloves, often forming several layers around the central core.
Softneck garlic is further broken down in two main types: Silverskin and Artichoke. The Silverskin type is the most common and easiest to grow. We are pleased to be able to offer you two types of Silverskin: Nootka Rose and S&H Silver plus one type of Artichoke: Lorz Italian. Buy Organic Garlic