Porcelain Garlic is a subgroup of the hardneck group of garlic. It is not as well-known in North America as other types of garlic are.
There are about about 11 varieties in this grouping.
The name of the group comes from the look of the shiny, satiny sheen that the skin on the bulbs has. The skins are also tight and thick, helping to extend storage life. As you peel away bulb skin, you may see some purple striping.
The bulbs will be up to 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) wide
There will be 4 to 6 very large, uniform cloves per bulb with tips. The cloves are sometimes mistaken for those of smaller Elephant Garlic bulbs. The clove skin is a brownish-gold, with some purple flushes.
The garlic in this group is milder tasting than garlics in the artichoke group, but sharper tasting than those in the Rocambole group. The heat increases the longer it is stored.
Above ground, the plants have small, narrow leaves. Early or hot springs can shorten the storage life of the bulbs. In general, the plants are happier in colder climates.
Good for both raw and cooked use.
Stores 4 to 7 months; some say up to 12 months if cured properly.
- Armenian Porcelain Garlic
- Dan’s Russian Porcelain Garlic
- Fish Lake 3 Porcelain Garlic
- Georgian Crystal Porcelain Garlic
- Georgian Fire Porcelain Garlic
- German White Porcelain Garlic
- Korean Red Porcelain Garlic
- Leningrad Porcelain Garlic
- Music Porcelain Garlic
- Northern Quebec Porcelain Garlic
- Red Rezan Garlic
- Romanian Red Porcelain Garlic
- Rosewood Porcelain Garlic
- Russian Giant Porcelain Garlic
- Susan Delafield Porcelain Garlic
- Weingarten Garlic
- Wild Buff Porcelain Garlic
- Yampolskij Garlic
- Yugoslavian Porcelain Garlic
- Zemo Porcelain Garlic