Organic Garlic For Seed or Table

At Swallowtail Farm we take great pride in growing excellent organic garlic, free from pesticides and herbicides of any kind.  While not certified organic, we use organic farming practices.  It is that excellence and attention to its cultivation that has brought us awards of excellence.

Eastern Ontario Reserve Champion Producers and Award Winners at the Carp Garlic Festival!

We are pleased to bring the same award winning  excellence in organic garlic grown at Swallowtail Farm to you as seed garlic or eating garlic.

For the 2017 harvest we are growing:

Rocambole…………Marino, Italian Purple, Korean Purple, and Alison*.
Porcelain…………….Georgia Crystal, Susan Delafields and Great Northern.
Purple Stripe…….. Red Russian
(limited quantities indicated by *…Clayton and Alison)

Hardneck Garlic Varieties

Garlic is either soft neck or hard neck.  We grow almost all hard neck, especially suited to our cold winters except for one variety of soft neck. In that category, there are several types or families.  We grow  Rocambole, Porcelain, Purple Stripe, Turban and Artichoke .  We grow all five for seed garlic and eating or table garlic.


  • Bulbs produce 6-11 large, brown skin cloves, skins that peel easily, with a deep full-bodied exceptional flavour.
  • Average 7 cloves.
  • Good keeper.
  • Available for 2017 are: Italian Purple, Marino, Korean Purple and Alison.
    braid of purple stripe garlic


  • Strong vigourousl plant and usually 4-6 large cloves in a beautiful large bulb. They have a fairly thick white wrapper.
  • Porcelains are easy to peel and good for roasting with the large cloves.
  • Available for 2017 are: Great Northern, Susan Delafields and Georgia Crystal.

Purple Stripe

  • Identified for their vivid purple stripes on the bulb wrappers and also found on the skins of the cloves.  Average 8 cloves per bulb.
  • Strong, complex and rich flavour without being overpowering. Excellent for roasting.
  • Purple stripe garlic makes beautiful garlic braids.
  • Available for 2017 are:  Red Russian


  •  large, plump bulbs, colourful outer wrappers with vibrant purple striping or marbling. Cloves form a single layer around the central stalk  Turbans average approximately five to seven cloves per bulb.
  • Most tend to be quite hot when raw, but become milder and sweeter with cooking.  Pungency tends to vary between cultivars, but all tend to have a somewhat rich, musky taste.
  • Attractive foliage and first to harvest.
  • Available for 2017:  Eureka Clayton (a selection from Al Picketts at Eureka Garlic in PEI)


  • Artichoke Garlic is a soft neck variety of garlic and is great for braids.
  • Milder tasting garlic it has three or more layers of cloves
  •  Large white bulbs with many light coloured cloves, very prolific and tasty garlic.  Excellent  keeper.
  • Available for 2017: Portugeorge (a selection from Al Picketts at Eureka Garlic in PEI)


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