This large bulbed softneck has won multiple taste test awards including top honors at the Rodale Kitchens Taste test! Flavor! KAPOW! Inchelium Red has a mild heat with a slight lingering tingle on the tongue making it a lovely baking or raw garlic. Bulbs can be over 3 inches in diameter producing 4-5 layers of cloves with a total of 8-20 cloves in a head. Outer layers produce large, easy to peel cloves and cloves decrease in size towards the center of the head. Inchelium Red braids well for hanging in kitchens which is a traditionally beautiful way to store and display your garlic. Large bulbs, mild flavor, and long shelf life make this one of the most popular soft neck varieties in the world.
Inchelium Red’s allicin levels (the sulfur compound most associated with garlic’s health benefits) are lower than many other garlic varieties which is a major factor in its mildness.
Seed Grade: bulbs over 2 inches
Storage life: up to 1 year
Preferred climate: grows well in southern climates as well as warmer northern climates.
Yield: 70-80 cloves per pound
Note: Sold as trimmed garlic heads/ NOT braided