Organic Seed Garlic

We have been growing garlic since 1991, and have the great advantage of a climate that allows us to grow most varieties well. Our garlic seed comes from stock we’ve developed over the years on our farm, with some varieties a result of over 25 years of selection for the best quality bulbs.  We only grow and sell garlic seed from varieties that perform well for us. Over the 28 years we’ve farmed, on three different sites, we’ve seen a wide range of growing conditions; from clay soils to silty; from cold and dry to too-wet-to-cultivate in the late winter; from cool, wet springs where nothing wants to grow and hot spring-summers when we’re irrigating in late March. These varieties have been productive and reliable enough for us as farmers to grow, and resilient enough to handle less-than-perfect conditions. Additionally we have chosen varieties which keep well for their type to ensure the longest possible sales and culinary window for farmers and gardeners.

Garlic requires a cold spell in its growing cycle to make a bulb. Apart from that requirement, there’s a type of garlic for just about every climate. As a basic rule, Softnecks prefer warmer conditions and Hardnecks prefer colder conditions. Many regions of the country can grow both, but if you have more extreme conditions, select those varieties best suited to your site. Additionally, softnecks tend to store better, especially Silverskins and Creoles, while Turbans generally have the shortest storage window.

We’ve found that the most important factors in producing great garlic, after variety selection and seed quality, is good fertilization, both at plant-out and in the late winter as growth resumes, and good early weed control, up to about early May. Garlics are shallow-rooted so cannot handle excessive hoeing if weeds get out of control, and they don’t compete well. Mulching or diligent weeding out of young weeds is a must. In hot dry springs, adequate watering in May and June prior to harvest dry-down will maintain plant health and keep pests from invading and slowing down growth. We also highly recommend a good, comprehensive soil test, beyond simply N-P-K, even for home gardeners. Organic amendments can be expensive and it’s a huge benefit to know what your soil actually needs. Fertilize correctly and you’ll be amazed at the difference in plant health, vigor and flavor! Check out our Garlic FAQs page for more growing information. If you need a copy of our organic certification you can access it here.


May 25, 2021 – we are now taking orders for deliveries beginning in September!
Our 2021 season is warming up! We are harvesting green garlic for our store culinary sales while we wait for the Turbans to set scapes. All of our varieties are growing well, now we just keep them weeded and wait for harvest! If you are interested in bulk quantities, email us and we will get you a quote and get you on the list.

Silverskins and Artichokes: 

$13.50 for 8 oz., $20.00 per lb.

Bulk pricing, when available: 15 – 25 lbs.  – $18.50 per lb.  25-40 lbs.  – $17.50 per lb.
40+ lbs. $17.00 per lb.

Marbled, Turbans, Asiatics, and Creoles 

$14.50 for 8 oz., $22.00 per lb.

Bulk pricing, when available: 15 – 25 lbs.  – $20.50 per lb.  25 – 40 lbs.  $19.50 per lb.
40+ lbs. $19.00 lb.

Gardener’s Variety Pack:

6 @ 8 oz. (3 lbs.) – $75.00

Homesteader’s Variety Pack:

6 @ 1 lb. – $125.00

For orders over 20 lbs. total weight, we will ship by UPS or Fed Ex and will need to calculate shipping based on your address.

To order at bulk pricing, or to order quantities over 20 lbs. total, or to pay by check:

please email us your order at “orders @ WhistlingDuckFarm . com”  with your mailing address and we’ll get back with you with a total due and mailing address to send a check, or an invoice via Paypal.


but first... some delicious SHALLOTS!

Set-grown Shallots

We have a limited supply of these culinary treats. European set-grown shallots are referred to as "true  shallots" are only grown from sets, not seed. They have a unique, mild sweet flavor that is much sought-after. Plant at the same time as garlic, on about an 8"- 10" spacing in the row, and they will form a clump of shallots from each individual set.

Dutch Yellow

Dutch Yellow shallots have thin skins  and are easy to peel. They have a unique mild sweet flavor that is much sought-after. High-yielding and delicious!

8 oz. - $13

1 lb. - $20


...a diversity of garlic

Plant all of our main types of garlic and enjoy a range of flavors all season, from early summer harvest to storage into spring.


Gardener's Pack

3 lb. seed garlic pack contains six 8 oz. bags. We'll consider your location and choose the varieties.

3 lbs. - $75

Homesteader's Pack

6 lb. seed garlic pack contains six 1 lb. bags, from all of the types we offer. We'll consider your location and choose the varieties.

6 lbs. - $125



Artichoke varieties are reliable, vigorous, long keeping and easy to grow. Their bulbs are large and their cloves tend to be big and easy to peel. Plus, they store nearly as well as silverskins. If there’s only room for one garlic in your garden or on your farm, this is the one to grow.

Inchelium Red – Whistling Duck Strain

For market sales it's hard to beat this high-producing, flavorful garlic. It's been our mainstay for over 20 years! This variety originally came from the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State and has won awards for flavor. We’ve been growing and selecting to develop our own reliable, productive strain, with nice bulb shape and large cloves. It’s our best all-around garlic, with a strong following amongst our chefs and market customers. Flavor is mild but rich, not overpowering, can be used raw or cooked. Bulbs can get very large, 3-4″ across, with big easy-peel cloves. Our 2013 crop averaged 4-5 bulbs to the pound! With 15-20 cloves per bulb, yields from seed weight are also great. Mid-season harvest, stores well. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote. cleaned_inchelium_garlic inchelium_garlic inchelium

8 oz. – $13.50

1 lb. – $20

Lorz Italian

A big flavorful artichoke type, this variety is an Italian heirloom brought to WResized952017091695102027ashington State in the early 1900's. It has a nice spicy flavor and is part of the Slow Food, USA Ark of Taste, committed to preserving the best heirloom foods. It matures early and reliably produces large bulbs with big cloves, with a high ratio of seed to harvest yield. A great "workhorse" garlic for market or home use.

8 oz. – $13.50

1 lb. – $20


Silverskins have shiny, clean white wrappers and thin strong necks, which makes beautiful braids.  They harvest fairly late and keep the longest of all the varieties, providing fresh garlic well into spring, until you can harvest the first fresh garlic from the new season.

Silverskin – Whistling Duck Strain

silverskinA beautiful garlic with long, red-wrapped cloves and smooth silver-white outer cover. We’ve been selecting this strain for nearly 20 years, focusing on a high percentage of large cloves and a large overall bulb size. Makes great braids and is an excellent keeper. Strong-flavored cloves are fairly large and peel easily for a silverskin type. Bulbs can be large. Late harvest.

Available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz. – $13.50

1 lb. – $20

Silver Rose

silverroseSmooth silvery-white bulbs with red-wrapped cloves. Excellent for braids and keeps well, with a medium-strong flavor. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz. – $13.50

1 lb. – $20



Chinese Pink Turban

pinkHigh yields, nice scapes and early harvest and make this an awesome farmer's market garlic! Great for pulling before cured to sell as fresh garlic since they bulb earlier than most. It's big, attractive, with big easy-peel cloves, great for first garlic at market, and first in the kitchen. Taste is rich and fresh after a long winter waiting for the new crop. Harvest is early, just after German Red and Spanish Roja. Use this variety first for a truly seasonal treat. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.  

8 oz.- $14.50

1 lb.- $22.00

White Turban

white turbanUnique, beautiful pure white Turban, known as "White Crookneck" in Australia. Provides nice contrast in an early market display with purple turbans. Reliable and productive, large bulbs have nice flavor raw, with a fresh garlicy flavor sautéed. Very early harvest like other turbans, for first garlic scapes and first fresh garlic at market.

8 oz. - $14.50

1 lb. - $22.00

Basque Turban


A wonderful turban that came to us by way of Garlicana Farm in nearby Tiller, Oregon. A big, beautiful garlic, maturing early and great for first markets. Has a quick heat when raw, a delicious way to start the garlic season. Early harvest.

Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz.- $14.50

1 lb.- $22.00

Red German Turban

german_redThis is a reliable, productive garlic, grown in Oregon for  generations. It is very similar to our Roja, but a tiny bit earlier. Like our Roja, our Red German came to us described as a rocambole, however we have since determined it to be a turban, which also means it's easy to  grow to nice big heads. Very spicy-hot raw, but rich and sweet when roasted. Medium-large bulbs with large easy-peel cloves. Earliest harvest, and keeps reasonably well, into winter. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz.– $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00

Red Spanish Turban

rojaThis came to us described as Spanish Roja, a rocambole, but like many strains of this type, we've determined it is in  fact a turban, with large bulbs and big easy-peel cloves, about 8-12 per bulb. Cooked flavor is sweet and spicy, making it a delicious roaster. Handles colder winters well. Easy to grow, with early harvest, but stores reliably until winter. This variety has been a customer favorite for many years, both on the farm and garden and in the kitchen. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz.– $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00


Marbled Purple Stripes are beautiful garlics, with purple on both bulb and clove wrappers. They typically have 8-12 cloves per bulb, which are elongated, crescent-shaped and fairly easy-peel. Storage is good, but not as long as Creoles and Silverskins. Their flavor is considered excellent, especially when roasted. Purple stripes also produce nice 3/4-curled scapes, for spring treats while waiting for the garlic to size up.  

Whistling Duck Marbled

marbledThis is our own classic marbled strain. Excellent flavor, sweetens up when roasted.  Large bulbs with purple-striped wrappers, 8-10 fat cloves per bulb, but occasionally makes 3-4 very large cloves per bulb when stressed. Late harvest. A very adaptable, productive market variety, and keeps well. Also available in bulk quantities. Please email us for a quote.

8 oz.– $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00

Siberian Marbled

Large bulbs with large brown-wrapped cloves. Lots of heat raw, mid-late harvest. Also available in bulk quantities. Please contact us for a quote.

8 oz.– $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00

Khabar Marbled

khabarThis Marbled type from Eastern Siberia is very productive, reliably making large bulbs. Pungent and hot, excellent roasted. Mid-late season harvest, stores well. Also available in bulk quantities. Please email us for a quote.

8 oz. - $14.50

1 lb. - $22.00


Asiatic types are a diverse group of early maturing hard necks, usually producing a u-shaped scape and an extra-long beak, up to 18” long in some varieties. This type tends to be hot when raw, sometimes amazingly so. They typically have 6-10 cloves per bulb, with thick white bulb wrappers. We've been expanding our varieties of this type, and they're rapidly becoming our favorites, due to their interesting diversity and great flavor. The varieties we have in this type tend to emerge late in the fall, after all our others, allowing for flaming the bed for fall weeds before shoots come up. They mature mid-season.


From the North Korean city of Pyongyang. Medium-sized purple-striped bulbs with 4-8 long, purple-wrapped cloves. Deceptively mild at first bite, becoming hot and spicy. Nice flavor when baked. Early-mid harvest. Note that this variety is often the last to sprout after planting, so be patient!         .

8 oz.– $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00


Creoles are native to the Mediterranean, but do well in much of the US. They tend to be mid-late maturing and store well, almost as well as Silverskins, making them great for first market sales in the Spring. They have been less commonly planted in the U.S. and are a real taste treat, with a bonus of being completely beautiful to look at. The clove wrapper colors are brilliantly saturated reds and magentas.

Creole Red

creole red This particular strain of Creole is a great performer after many years of selection, producing a truly beautiful and abundant crop of large bulbs for us this year. Excellent flavor, raw or cooked. Vibrant colored, larger cloves, 8-12 per bulb. Mid-late harvest, very long keeping. Highly recommended for storage for fresh garlic after other varieties have sprouted, and for first Spring market sales. The Creoles are relatively new on the scene in the U.S. and a great, unique addition to any meal and any market booth. Also available in bulk. Please email for a quote.

8 oz. – $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00

Aglio Rosso, aka. Rosso Di Sulmona

aglio rosso An excellent, unique red garlic from the Abruzzo region of Italy. This garlic has inspired more stories from our customers than any other. Tales of childhood memories and long searches for a culinary favorite. Large bulbs with sweet, unique flavor. Mid-late harvest and long keeping.  Also available in bulk quantities. Please email us for a quote.    

8 oz. – $14.50

1 lb.– $22.00

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