- Great choice if you love garlic scapes
- Excellent storage life
This is a star performer in all-around size, vigor, storage-life, and taste. Porcelain Extra Hardy is a Continental-type hardneck garlic (i.e. all large cloves), with mostly-white outer skins on the bulbs and some pink to purple inner skins wrapping each clove. It has tons more flavor than any garlic you will find in the grocery store, but is not quite as hot as some of the rocambole (Purple Stripe & Roja) or Turban varieties. Porcelain garlic plants are large and statuesque, with a tall scape that is great for culinary use if cut just as it curls into its first loop. The papery wrappers or skins on Porcelain Extra Hardy are tightly attached to each clove, making peeling a little more of a task than with Rocamboles, but this trait allows for an exceptional shelf life.
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How we grade garlic
- Prime Seed Grade: These are our largest and best bulbs, best for planting and also incredible in the kitchen. They have been graded to have intact bulb wrappers, firm and well-formed cloves, and every other quality you need to grow a great crop of your own garlic. We also remove any bulbs that grew as 'doubles' (where the one clove planted produced two growing tips and thus two bulb at harvest, each with a flattened side) from our seed grade, which helps reduce the number of doubles in the following-year's crop.
- Choice Grade: These are generally smaller bulbs, with otherwise perfect cloves and skin that is at least mostly complete (a small tip of a clove may be poking out on the largest bulbs). They can be planted, but will produce some smaller plants than the prime seed grade. Also, since our garlic bulbs that grew as doubles get sorted into the choice grade, there will be some large bulbs with flattened sides, which does not affect taste or quality at all (but if you plant cloves from bulbs that grew as doubles, they will be more likely to produce doubles again). In the kitchen, they will be star performers – better than any grocery store garlic you’ve ever had!