Rocambole garlics are considered to be the finest tasting of the garlic cultivars. The best have a rich, deep, complex flavour. Rocambole flavour is described as being sweet rather than aggressively sulfurous.
Rocamboles produce 6 to 11 large plump cloves that are very easy to peel. Unfortunately, the looseness of the clove skins translates into a shorter storage life as the flesh contained within is subject to dehydration and early sprouting. Well-cured and appropriately stored bulbs can be expected to store for 3-4 months. With their exquisite full flavour, it is best to use your Rocambole garlics first and save your longer-storing garlics for fine eating in the later parts of winter and spring.
Rocamboles are suited to climates with severe winters as they require a period of cold to grow well. They produce a distinctive scape with tightly coiled loops rather than the wild curls characteristic of other varieties. Rocamboles produce 10-40 bulbils that range from small to the size of a green lentil.
From Eureka Garlic, a vigorous standard Rocambole type with 6-8 well shaped cloves. Mild in flavour, but not without a little sharpness. Bulbs available.
A full flavoured Rocambole type. Attractively shaped bulbs with light brown clove wrappers. Bulbs available.
Originating in Pennsylvanian Amish communities, this variety is cold hardy with the rich flavour characteristic of Rocamboles. Bulbs available.
Snoetic Farm is excited to be refining our farm vision and is undergoing some transition, welcoming in both farm-related and unrelated new goals. We have taken the decision to emphasize those varietal groups that continue to excel in our area and to reduce our plantings of other types to “collection status” for long-term curation but not for market. Bulbil capsules will be available from these smaller-quantity “collection” cultivars.
Snoetic Farm's exclusive teeny tiny twelve packs allow gardeners and garlic aficionados to try three varieties of a class, for a very inexpensive price: twelve dollars! The bulbs are 1.5 to 1.75 inches ("small"). You will get four bulbs of each of three varieties, sorted clearly.