Hardneck Rocambole Garlic. We are calling it Calabrian because of the story behind it: When Keith Stewart left the corporate life in New York City to start a small farm in upstate New York in 1986, a neighbor brought him a bag of garlic bulbs that he had brought from Calabria, Italy, and replanted for many years. Keith planted the garlic and as soon as he harvested his first crop, he knew he had a winner. He grew it out for several years until he had enough to sell. The first year he took it to the Greenmarket in New York City, the chef of one of New York's best restaurants snapped it up. A star was born (the garlic) and a small farm (Keith's Farm) was launched on a long and successful career. Keith Stewart is the author of two books about growing vegetables, It's a Long Road to a Tomato and Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs for Market. Our supplier bought a few pounds of this garlic from Keith about five years ago and has been growing and replanting it since. We are thrilled to be able to offer it to our customers, but supply is limited so order ASAP.
Rocambole garlics do best in cold winter areas. They send up a curling stalk in early summer that should be cut off to divert the plant's energy to the bulb.
WE CANNOT SHIP GARLIC OUTSIDE THE U.S. OR TO IDAHO OR HAWAII.
Garlic should be planted when you are about 4-6 weeks from a hard freeze. Please inspect bulbs upon receipt and notify us immediately of any concerns. If you can't plant right away, keep the bulbs in a dry spot with good air circulation, as diseases can develop on garlic that is not stored properly. Complete planting and growing instructions are available here.