Sicilian Artichoke Garlic


Softneck – Artichoke type

  • 12-16 cloves per bulb
  • 6-8 months storage
  • 6 to 8 bulbs per pound
  • Mild and versatile flavor, perfect for Mediterranean dishes
  • Bulb size is typically 2.25″ to 2.75″ inches in diameter.

Sicilian Artichoke Garlic, celebrated for its large, robust bulbs, delivers a mild yet versatile flavor that shines in Mediterranean cuisine. This variety, hailing from the rich soils of Sicily, is a culinary favorite for its adaptability in recipes and exceptional when used both fresh and cooked. Its generous clove count and extended storage life make it a staple in any garlic lover’s kitchen.

Sicilian Artichoke Garlic

Softneck – Artichoke

Sicilian Artichoke Garlic stands out for its robust growth and long shelf life. It delivers a spicy kick that far surpasses bland supermarket varieties, often treated with chemicals to enhance their appearance.

Characterized by its spicy to mild taste, Sicilian Artichoke typically features a pearly white hue with occasional purple streaks. It’s a common sight in grocery stores, yet our organic version boasts larger bulbs and superior health benefits.

Believed to have European origins, Sicilian Artichoke Garlic’s history is rich, tracing back to ancient trade routes. It’s been a symbol of strength and health from the Egyptians, who used it to boost the endurance of their laborers, to traditional Sicilian practices, such as its role in childbirth rituals.

Beyond its storied past, Sicilian Artichoke Garlic is perfect for culinary exploration. Try it in Amogghio, a classic Sicilian salsa, for a taste of Mediterranean summer at your next BBQ.

Sicilian Artichoke Garlic FAQ

How To Plant Sicilian Artichoke Garlic Seed

Crack the heads of garlic open, separating the inner cloves and leaving their thin papery covering intact.

Plant only the largest, undamaged cloves, some cloves might get a nick or two in them from the head cracking process. Save the smaller and damaged cloves for a delicious batch of Toum, its like garlic mayonnaise, yum!

When planting cloves in the soil, place the pointy end up, 3-4 inches deep and 6 inches apart.

How To Harvest Sicilian Artichoke Garlic Seeds

Crack the heads of garlic open, separating the inner cloves and leaving their thin papery covering intact.

When at least 50-75% of your crop has ½ green and brown leaves, stop watering and let the soil dry out.

Spot checks can be done to ensure the doneness of your garlic: lightly and carefully dig around a random bulb, or bulbs, and check its size without digging it up.

Using a hay fork, you can go and loosen the soil 8 to 12 inches away from bulbs, carefully as to not damage the bulbs, and loosen the soil to make it easier to get the garlic up.

Do not remove the excess dirt with water, dirt can be removed later when it’s dried with a soft brush. Be careful to not remove the layers of paper on the outside of the garlic.

How To Store Sicilian Artichoke Garlic Seed

Make sure that you have not removed the leaves or roots or your harvested garlic, these contain extra moisture and will help with flavor compounds while your garlic is curing.

Hang bulbs in a well-ventilated, dry area out of direct sunlight and room temperature, making sure the temperature does not drop below 45 degrees.

If you want to braid the garlic, make sure the stems have dried, but are still flexible. Garlic hanging time is variable depending on the weather in your area, you’ll know it’s done when the roots and leaves are completely dry and easily breakable.

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    Caleb Schallert (verified owner)

    Excellent Flavor profile. I highly recommend Basaltic Farms Sicilian Artichoke.

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