Susanville Garlic


Softneck – Artichoke type

  • 10-20 cloves per bulb
  • 6-9 months storage
  • 6 to 8 bulbs per pound
  • Mild yet distinctly flavorful with a hint of spice
  • Bulb size can reach up to 3 inches in diameter, typically 2.25″ to 2.75″ inches in diameter.

Susanville garlic is renowned for its large to medium-sized bulbs encased in white skins that sometimes show a blush of pink. A standout for its exceptional storage life and adaptability to various climates, Susanville is a favorite in both culinary and gardening circles for its mild yet rich flavor profile. This variety offers a perfect balance of taste without the overpowering pungency of some other types, making it ideal for a wide range of dishes. Named after Susanville, California, where it thrives in the local soil and climate conditions, this garlic variety has become a staple for those seeking quality and flavor in their cooking and gardening endeavors.

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Certified Organic Susanville Garlic Bulbs: A Mild Yet Flavorful Delight

Discover the Subtle Elegance of Organic Susanville Garlic

Nestled in the rich, organic soils of our farm, Susanville garlic stands out for its robust growth and exceptional flavor. As a softneck Artichoke variety, it boasts hefty bulbs and substantial cloves, with bulb colors ranging from pure white to light stripes of pink or purple. Its mild yet full-bodied taste makes it an excellent choice for roasting and spreading, offering a culinary versatility cherished by chefs and home cooks alike.

The Legacy of Susanville Garlic: A Northern California Jewel

Susanville garlic, rumored to be a superior variant of the widely grown “California Early” and akin to the hardneck “Duganski,” hails from the mountains of northern California. Celebrated for its adaptability to both northern and southern climates, Susanville is easy to grow, achieves high yields, and matures quickly, often ready for harvest before other cultivars. This garlic variety’s ability to thrive in diverse environments and its quick maturation rate has made it a favorite among garlic growers seeking reliability and exceptional taste.

Susanville Garlic FAQ

What is Susanville Garlic?

Susanville garlic is a softneck variety known for its mild flavor and large, uniform bulbs. It’s celebrated for its creamy white cloves and adaptability to various climates.

How does Susanville Garlic taste?

It offers a subtly piquant flavor that’s mild enough to complement dishes without overpowering them, making it versatile for a wide range of culinary uses.

When is the best time to plant Susanville Garlic?

The optimal planting time for Susanville garlic is in the fall, ideally in October or November, allowing it to establish roots before the winter.

How many cloves does a Susanville Garlic bulb typically have?

A Susanville garlic bulb can contain 10 to 16 cloves, providing a generous yield for both culinary use and planting.

What are the storage capabilities of Susanville Garlic?

Thanks to its softneck variety traits, Susanville garlic boasts an excellent storage life, often lasting 6-9 months if stored properly in a cool, dry place.

Can Susanville Garlic be grown in containers?

Yes, Susanville garlic can thrive in containers as long as they offer enough depth for root growth and have adequate drainage.

What type of soil is best for growing Susanville Garlic?

It prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral pH. Incorporating organic compost can enhance soil quality and garlic yield.

How much sunlight does Susanville Garlic need?

Susanville garlic requires full sunlight, meaning at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily, for optimal growth.

When should Susanville Garlic be harvested?

Harvest time is typically in late spring or early summer when several of the lower leaves turn brown but the upper leaves remain green.

Is Susanville Garlic suitable for medicinal use?

While all garlic varieties, including Susanville, are known for their health benefits, such as boosting the immune system and having antibacterial properties, Susanville’s mild flavor also makes it a pleasant choice for those looking to incorporate garlic into their diet for health reasons.

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