Northern White is a strong flavored garlic, considered a favorite with many people we have shared this with. It is a hard neck garlic of the porcelain variety.
Uses and Recipes
Northern white has a strong but not over powering flavor. It is a hot, potent strong flavor that sticks around, yet blends well with other flavors. Used in sauces you will definitely taste the garlic. I believe this one to be one of the best for Italian dishes.
Origin and History
I have seen statements that claim that this is related to, or similar to German Extra-Hardy, German White, and German Porcelain etc. The truth is they all could be the same garlic with different names. I believe it is reasonable to say that this variety does come from Germany, and that all these varieties could be from same parent crop that changes slightly over the years after being grown in different regions.
Northern White 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. The seed garlic we offer is the top sized bulbs, the culinary garlic is somewhat smaller but just as flavorful.
Growing Northern White Garlic
This is a hard neck garlic, it is very cold hardy, possibly one of the most cold hardy varieties. You may get smaller bulbs in areas with early hot springs. Please see our how to grow page for more detailed instruction on growing hard neck garlic.