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Global Garlic Groups

There are ten recognised types of garlic around the globe. We have managed to collect one of each type to grow and to offer in our online store.  Each garlic group differs in when to plant or harvest them, how long they store for, their ease of peeling and their flavour profile.

Each of the ten types have a preference to a particular climate zone. Consider picking a few groups or try them all to see what works in your unique garden micro-climate. 
Try our garlic group picker to help decide which garlic to grow.

NZ Garlic Climate Zones

NZ Garlic Climatic Zones

Climatically there are three main garlic zones in NZ. These are mild, cool and cold winter climates.

We have placed each type of garlic into the broad range where they are most suited to grow.

Cool winter areas have the most choice as most garlic types will grow adequately after acclimatising to the local micro-climate.


Clicking on a type of garlic takes you onto another page for more information on each. The ten global garlic groups are:

NZ Garlic Climate Zone Map

MILD  WINTER
COOL WINTER
COLD WINTER

Mild Climate Garlics
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MILD CLIMATE GARLICS
These five garlics are the best performing for mild winter zones

Creole
Mid Season | Long Storing | 5-10 cloves
The Flamboyant: this small one is hot, dresses in vibrant rosy clove skins, and is a real crowd-pleaser
 
Turban
Early Season | Short Storing |6-12 cloves
The Earlybird: Likes to arrive early at the garden party and prefers to be eaten first

Asiatic
Early Season | Med Storing |5-10 cloves
The Oriential: this one enjoys the warm humid climate of the north

Silverskin
Late Season | Long Storing | 10-30 cloves
The Keeper: A long storer that loves being braided, produces plentiful cloves, and is easy on the taste buds

Artichoke
Mid-season | Med Storing |10-20 cloves
The Reliable: The best all-rounder, loving most climate zones, is happy in a braid and has a clean taste

Cool Climate Garlics
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COOL CLIMATE GARLICS
These five garlics are the best performing for cool winter zones

Silverskin
Late Season | Long Storing | 10-30 cloves

The Keeper: A long storer that loves being braided, produces plentiful cloves, and is easy on the taste buds
 
Artichoke
Mid-season | Med Storing |10-20 cloves

The Reliable: The best all-rounder, loving most climate zones, is happy in a braid and has a clean taste

Standard Purple Stripe
Late-season | Med Storing |8-12 cloves
The Godfather: The easy-peeling garlic from which all other garlics originate ... best of all: this wild one's the sweetest

Marbled Purple Stripe
Late-season | Med Storing |4-9 cloves
The Baker: An easy-peeler is know for its tastiness when roasted

Glazed Purple Stripe
Late-season | Med Storing |6-12 cloves
The Dazzler - Has an easy-peeling glossy sheen of silver and gold ... it's a real head-turner

Cold Climate Garlics
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COLD CLIMATE GARLICS
These five garlics are the best performing for cold winter zones

Standard Purple Stripe
Late-season | Medium Storing |8-12 cloves

The Godfather: The easy-peeling garlic from which all other garlics originate ... best of all: this wild one's the sweetest

Marbled Purple Stripe
Late-season | Med Storing |4-9 cloves

The Baker: An easy-peeler is know for its tastiness when roasted

Glazed Purple Stripe
Late-season | Med Storing |6-12 cloves

The Dazzler - Has an easy-peeling glossy sheen of silver and gold ... it's a real head-turner

Porcelain
Late-season | Med Storing | 2-6 cloves
The Beauty: Large teardrop form, produces a few massive cloves, is at the top of its field

Rocambole
Late-season | Short Storing |7-14 cloves
The Chef: Culinary perfection and renowned as the tastiest with a sweet nutty flavour

Turban garlic
asiatic garlic
creole garlic
silverskin garlic
artichoke garlic
standard purple stripe garlic
marbled purple stripe garlic
glazed purple stripe garlic
porcelain garlic
rocambole garlic
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