Georgia Fire is aptly named, it is a hot garlic. Truly one of the hottest garlics, however at first you get the intense sweet flavor, the heat builds after and lingers in the back of the throat. This is a hard neck garlic of the porcelain variety.
Uses and Recipes
This is an excellent garlic for salsas! Also good for pickling and roasting. Coking brings out the full flavors of this garlic.
Origin and History
I have not been able to find much on the origin of this garlic. I think it is logical, based on the name that it comes from the Republic of Georgia.
Georgia Fire Garlic from KMB Farms
AT KMB Farms we grow all our garlic in a natural and sustainable way as possible. Each clove is hand planted in soil that is free of pesticide, herbicides, fungicides and petroleum based fertilizers. We use compost sourced from local Horse farms, Manure is rich in sulfur compounds, providing the nutrients needed by the garlic to produce the allicin. Weed control is done with the use of a corn starch based plastic that is biodegradable. We use organic fertilizers and harvest by hand. The garlic is cured for 3 weeks, cleaned sorted and sold fresh.
How to Grow Georgia Fire Garlic
This is a hard neck garlic. Georgia Fire had done very well for us for the last 8 years, until 2019. We had a very wet spring followed by a fast change to hot and dry weather. Georgia fire still produced, however the bulbs were much smaller than previous years. Please see our how to grow garlic page for details on growing hard neck garlic.