Welcome to Crater Lake Farm!
We are specializing in certified organic garlic seed for planting garlic in your own garden (biggest bulbs harvested). We also have culinary garlic (smaller bulbs). Crater Lake Farm Garlic is a certified organic garlic farm located in Chiloquin, Klamath Falls County, Oregon, USA, 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 in Klamath Falls county, from U.S.A. grown organic garlic seed stock. Absolutely none of our garlic planting stock is from non-organic or Chinese seed stock.
Our Organic Garlic Update:
June 2019: It’s time to start planning for the fall garlic season!
We are taking pre-season orders for the 2019 FALL garlic planting season. There is no garlic seed available for spring planting. Please call for larger orders and for more info: (510) 292-8460 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please order soon for the best selection either for seeding purposes or for your culinary needs. We will have 3 new popular hardneck varieties available. We also have garlic scapes (for cooking) available now until mid July that we can ship right away. Please note: All garlic seed orders placed now will be shipped starting in mid September. 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. Same great quality and same great taste as smaller bulbs for eating, 7 varieties to choose from, 3 hardnecks (Chesnok Red, Romanian Red and Killarney Red) and 4 softnecks (Inchelium Red, 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 smaller bulbs than the ones for planting. They are the same great quality and the same great taste, just smaller. They are also cheaper, we sell 5lbs for $33. We offer 7 different culinary varieties to choose from (Nootka Rose, S&H Silver, Lorz Italian, Chesnok Red, Romanian Red, Killarney Red and Inchelium Red). 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 one type of the Rocamboles: Killarney Red, one type of Porcelain: Romanian Red and one type of Purple Stripe: Chesnok Red. 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. We also have two types of artichoke: Inchelium Red and Lorz Italian. Buy Organic Garlic