Hardneck garlic is a family of varieties you’ve probably never heard of!
Skip that chain grocery store softneck garlic and experiment with big bold flavors. From fragrant Indian curries to hearty Nigerian stews — the sky’s the limit.
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Bay Area and North Bay Delivery and Pick-Up
Located within 150 miles of San Francisco? You’re in luck. Stonehouse Cellars can deliver to you. We also ship to all U.S. states.
What makes hardneck garlic different?
Hardneck garlic (Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon) is a close relative of wild garlic.
It’s much more flavorful than the hybridized and ubiquitous softneck varieties (Allium sativum ssp. sativum) most of us are familiar with.
What's the difference between hardneck and softneck garlic?
Scientific name is Allium sativum ssp. sativum. Has a mild flavor and keeps for up to 12 months. Thrives in warm climates.
Scientific name is Allium sativum ssp. ophioscorodon. They have fewer, bigger cloves than softneck garlic and thrive in cool climates. Easy-peeling and great for bold gourmet dishes. Store hardneck garlic for 6-10 months in your pantry. Enjoy the long flowering stem called a garlic scrape, harvested in early summer. Great for pesto and stir frys.
What's a garlic neck?
This is the long stalk that grows from the center of the hardneck garlic bulb. Hardnecks have, well, hard necks.
Instead of one hard stem, softneck garlic has flexible leaves that are great for making garlic braids.
How do you store hardneck garlic?
Think cool and dry with good air circulation. Never store garlic in the fridge either!
Generally, it’s best to keep the bulb intact until you start cooking. We recommend using a mesh wire basket or a dark paper bag.
Treat hardneck garlic with a bit more care than conventional softnecks.
They don’t store as long as softnecks, making them less viable for mass production, but for the gourmet chef, enthusiastic home cook, or simply those “who know,” hardneck garlic offer subtle to robust flavor profiles, reflecting the “terroir” where they’re grown. Just like the fine wines we produce at Stonehouse Cellars.
(Yes, we just said terroir and garlic in the same sentence.)
Are you organic?
Stonehouse Grown uses sustainable practices and organic materials, seeds, and methodologies. This helps us bring you the freshest produce while preserving our environment for the next generation.
However, we are not certified organic.
Do you have special pricing for restaurants, chefs, and catering?
Yes! Stonehouse grown offers hardneck garlic, fresh scapes, and other gourmet garlic products throughout the year. Get you some hardneck garlicky goodness today. Enter your email here to get first dibs on our annual grow (of hardneck garlic, that is).