Garlic, Onions, bulbs and tubers


Com1.  Russian #14 non bocking Comfrey roots – $10 each shipped in spring.  Shipping is $13.00

Rhu1.  Limited availability of Rhubarb roots – $15 each, shipping $15.  These produce massive sized deep red stems and bright green leaves.  Leave for the first year, water in well.  Harvest 2nd year onward.  Provide good water throughout growing season.

Asp. 4 – 2nd year roots of Asparagus are sometimes available, Martha Washington variety.  Check on availability.

Seed Garlic – $3.75 per bulb (not clove).  Plant in spring by April 1 or in October before ground freezes and mulch well.  Many kinds available, email me to check for availability before you order in case I am out of stock. Limited availability in 2017 but I should be able to spare you one of these each.

GL7. Hutterite Purple – Hardneck, large heads and cloves, purple tinged. Moderate to strong flavor.

GL8. Mennonite – Hardneck, medium to large heads, medium sized cloves.  White skinned. Medium hot flavor.

GL2. Korean Purple – Hardneck, large heads and cloves, tinged with purple. Deep intense flavor.

GL6. Pembina Purple (formerly Mr. Kastelic’s) – medium to large headed Hardneck, dark pink cloves inside white heads. Strong garlic flavor.

GL9. BC Sicilian (softneck), – Softneck garlic, large heads with flattish medium cloves, good keeper. Mild to medium hot.

GL10. Jumbo Sicilian (softneck) – Softneck, large heads, more pointed than Jumbo Sicilian.  Good keeper. Mild to Medium hot.

GL11. California Organic Sicilian (softneck) – Softneck, large heads, 6-8 cloves, similar to Jumbo Sicilian, white skinned.  Medium hot.

GL12. Luchka (softneck) – Softneck garlic, early in Alberta, makes large heads of pink tinged roundish cloves. Medium garlic flavor.

GL 1. Chinese Hot Purple – Hardneck garlic, with medium to small sized heads with small to medium cloves with strong garlic flavor.

GL13. Purple peel – Hardneck garlic.  Medium sized heads and cloves, white outter skin and purple inner peels.  Strong garlic flavor.

GL14. Pink Peel – Hardneck garlic.  Small to medium sized heads, small to medium sized cloves with pink inner skins and white outer skins.  Medium hot flavor.

GL15. Ukrainian Hot – Hardneck garlic.  Medium sized heads, medium cloves.  Purple skinned.  Hot flavor.

GL16. Ukrainian Mavniv – Hardneck garlic.  Large cloves, on large heads, white skins.  Medium hot flavor.

GL17. Polish Jenn – Hardneck garlic.  Large white skinned cloves (5 or so) in large heads.  Medium hot flavor.

GL4. Gido Krupa’s – Hardneck garlic.  Small heads with small cloves, but they pack a punch.  White colored with pink skins.

GL5. Les Pudar – Hardneck garlic.  Large heads, white 5-6 cloves per head with white skinned cloves, bordering on yellow. Medium hot flavor.

GL18. Porcelain – Hardneck garlic.  Medium to large heads, with medium sized cloves, with white skins to purple coloring. Strong garlic flavor.

GL3. Persian Star – Hardneck.  Medium to large heads,  white skinned.  Medium hot flavor.

GL19. Early Portugese Softneck (softneck) – Softneck.  Round purple tinged, medium sized heads and cloves.  Hot flavor.

GL20.Purple Glazer – Hardneck.  Medium sized, dark purple skinned garlic.  Medium sized heads.     Hot flavor.

GL21. Dan’s Russian – Hardneck.  Medium sized cloves, on medium sized heads.  Medium hot flavor.

GL22. Dan’s Sicilian – Softneck garlic.  Medium sized cloved on medium sized heads.  Mild to medium hot flavor.

GL23. Purple Stripe – Hardneck rambole type.  Medium to large heads, and cloves.  Dark purple striping on the cloves.  Medium hot flavor.

GL24. Baba Franchuk – Hardneck garlic.  Medium cloves and heads, with hot garlic flavor.

GL0. Silverskin early – Softneck.  Small white heads and cloves, with thin skins.  Mild to medium flavor.

GL25. Cam’s mixed – Hardnecks.  Medium to large sized heads on large cloves, with white skins.  Medium hot flavor.

GL26. Red Russian – hardneck.  A large headed garlic with huge cloves, and red skins.  Medium hot flavor.

GL27. Red Rambole – Hardneck.  A large to medium sized garlic head.  5-6 cloves per head.  Medium hot.

GL28. German Red – Hardneck.  A medium to large headed garlic of fair quality.  Prone to disease.  Skins are red to purple.   Medium hot flavor.

GL29. Music –  Hardneck.  One of the most grown garlics in the world.  Large white heads with large cloves, moderate heat.

GL30. Marlene’s mixed – Hardnecks.  Mixed heads, medium sized, medium cloves.  Various shades of white to red.  Medium hot flavor.

GL31. Hutterite White – Hardneck.  Moderate, large heads, white skinned, large cloves.  Medium hot flavor.


$3.50 per packet

LK7.  Autumn Giant – 80 days.  Leave in the garden until the first hard frost.  These leeks can get very big.

Onion (Allium cepa)  50 seeds – $3.50

ON1. Kelsae – 90 Days.  Limited offering of these good flavored onions. Not the best storage onion, but productive.  Start early indoors for fall harvest.  Leave in ground over winter for seed production the next year.

ON2.  Home Run – 90 days.  A variety of onions open-pollinated in the garden and producing good sized round roots that keep or can be used for fresh use as bunching onions.

ON6.  Multiplier Onion – 70 days.  Seed from the common multiplying onion types.  Now you can grow them from seed or keep for future use.  See also sets.

ON10.  Chives –  50 days from seed.  Perennial after that. The common garden green onions, used fresh or dried.  Purple flowers produce next years seed stock.  

ON11.  Garlic Chives –  60 days from seeds, perennial thereafter.  As with chives, these plants are perennial once started.  The leaves are flatter and thicker, with true garlic flavor.  Can be added to salads or stir fries.  Limited seed for 2014.

ON12.  Welsh Perennial Bunching Onions – 55 days.  Once started these onions continue in the garden plot, producing like bunching onions and forever seeding for the next years growth.  Good sized onions, tall, thin, small white base.  Limited quantities.

ON 13.  Evergreen Bunching onions – 56 days.  Growing traditional bunching onions that are slightly larger than the Welsh ones above.  Great overwintering variety.  You will never run out.  Can also buy plants in spring.


ON14. Prince – 110 days from seed.  Start in Early February in flats and plant out in the garden anytime the ground is completely thawed and they have been hardened off (Mid May in Alberta).  This is a yellow storage onion, medium size, full mild flavor.

ON 15.  Jaune Paille de Vertus – Also known as Brown Spanish.  Introduced in 1885, this onion is hard to find, but easy to grow.  110 days from seed.  Start indoors as for Prince onions.  Good keeper, yellow skin, white flesh, long day type. Known for its keeping qualities, squat round shape.

ON16.  Yellow Globe – 120 days.  Long day type.  Start indoors as above.  Very large onions, with milder flavor and good keeping traits.  Yellow skin, white flesh.

ON17.  Yellow of Parma – 110 days.  Medium sized, yellow skinned, white flesh keeping onion, hard to find Italian type.  Round roots.  Good flavor.

ON 19.  Bernie’s Red – 105 days.  These onions are light red, pink almost and have a good flavor.  Not as long a keeper as the other reds, but a great onion.  Bred on Salt Spring Island.

ON20.  Red Zefflin – 110 days.  A Medium dark red, day long type onion, good keeping qualities and production.  Medium sized, dense flesh, and pungency.

ON21. Zebrune Shallot Onion – 110 days. Long day type, upright and slender, delicate pink/red color and a cool shape.  Good keeper, fun to work with, mild taste.  Rare and delicious.  Limited quantities of seed this year.


JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES – 5-6 tubers/bag for $7.00. Shipping is $12.95 for up to 3 bags (can be in combination with other bulbs/sets). Spring shipping (April) only.

JA1.  Beaver Valley Purple – long good sized smooth tubers with a purple skin and thick white flesh, excellent producer, great flavor.  Makes lots of tubers per year.

JA2.  Carmen Heirloom – Small white, fairly smooth tubers, that cluster close to the stem, does not spread as readily, not as many produced, so separate every year to a new spot for best production.

JA3.  Stampede – Good mass production variety, not knobby for the first couple of years planting, so make sure you spread them to a new spot every couple of years.  Good producer of large white crisp roots.

JA4.  Clearwater – The largest of the white round type of smooth tubers.  From Main naturally, and grower selection for larger tubers by Will Bonsall’s Scatterseed collection. Produces lots.

JA5. Passamasquoddy Potatoes – I find this one most productive, with large, squat purple skinned roots with great flavor and crispness.  Can be lumpy but I don’t peel them anyway, so they are fresh roasted or boiled and eaten whole.  Easy to clean.

JA6.  Skorospelka – From a soviet breeding program for compact yields and smooth tubers, these slightly pinky yellow tubers are good producers, coming up all at once with the stalk.  Good sized and wonderful roasted.  Early flowering.

JA7.  Volgo 2 – sent to me from a breeder in Saskatchewan, they are small and narrow, smooth and more like a wild JA.  A niche product for discerning chefs.

JA8.  Wild JA’s – small trailing tubers about the size of a felt marker around and smooth.  Easy to clean and fairly productive.  Small in size, big in taste.  I only have limited amounts of these.




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