German Red Garlic


Hardneck – Rocambole type

  • 8-12 cloves per bulb
  • 4-6 months storage
  • 4 to 6 bulbs per pound
  • Robust and spicy flavor, considered one of the hottest of the rocamboles
  • Bulb size can reach up to 2.5 inches in diameter, typically 2″ to 2.5″ inches in diameter.

This variety is known for its large to medium-sized bulbs featuring thick, light-brown skins with purple-tipped cloves. German Red is a favorite among garlic aficionados for its strong spiciness that maintains its intensity even when cooked. Originating from German and Polish immigrants in the 1860s, German Red garlic became widely popular in the 1980s thanks to specialty growers and a growing public interest in unique garlic cultivars.

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Certified CCOF Organic German Red Garlic Bulbs: A Robust Flavor Experience

Discover the Rich, Spicy Essence of Organic German Red Garlic

Tucked away in the fertile organic fields of our garlic farm, German Red garlic thrives, bringing a bold taste and rich history to garlic aficionados. This hardneck variety, recognized for its large, vibrant bulbs and easy-to-peel cloves wrapped in striking purple papers, is a culinary treasure. Its flavor is notably more robust and spicy than other varieties, making it a standout choice for dishes that demand a garlic punch, such as hearty stews, marinades, and roasted meats.

The Legacy of German Red Garlic: From European Roots to Your Kitchen

German Red Garlic’s journey is steeped in tradition and flavor. Valued for its strong, spicy taste and large cloves, it’s believed to have originated from the mountainous regions of Germany, making its way into the hearts and kitchens of the world. Its adaptability to various climates, along with its distinctive taste profile, has cemented its place as a favorite among chefs and home cooks seeking depth and intensity in their culinary creations.

German Red Garlic FAQ

What is German Red Garlic?

German Red Garlic is a hardneck variety known for its strong, spicy flavor and large, easy-to-peel cloves. It’s a Rocambole type, highly prized for its culinary qualities.

How many cloves does a German Red Garlic bulb typically have?

A German Red Garlic bulb usually contains 8 to 12 cloves, each wrapped in a distinctive reddish-purple skin.

What's the best time to plant German Red Garlic?

The optimal planting time for German Red Garlic is in the fall, about 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes, to allow for root development before winter.

Can German Red Garlic be grown in containers?

Yes, German Red Garlic can be grown in containers, provided they are deep enough (at least 10 inches) and have good drainage.

What type of soil is ideal for German Red Garlic?

German Red Garlic thrives in well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral pH. Adding organic matter can improve soil structure and fertility.

How much sunlight does German Red Garlic need?

German Red Garlic requires full sun, meaning at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily, for optimal growth.

When is German Red Garlic ready to harvest?

Harvest German Red Garlic when the lower leaves start to brown but several green leaves remain, typically in mid to late summer.

How do I cure German Red Garlic after harvesting?

Cure German Red Garlic by hanging it or laying it out in a dry, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight for 3-4 weeks.

What are the storage conditions for German Red Garlic?

Store cured German Red Garlic in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Properly cured bulbs can last up to 6 months.

What are the storage conditions for German Red Garlic?

Store cured German Red Garlic in a cool, dry environment with ample air flow. When properly cured, these bulbs can maintain their quality for 6-9 months.



What makes German Red Garlic unique compared to other garlic varieties?

German Red Garlic is distinguished by its robust flavor, which is spicier than many other varieties, making it a favorite for adding depth to dishes. Its large cloves also make it a preferred choice for culinary use.

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