Bei Ilai is a new type for me, bought from Avram Drucker just this year (see below). I'm excited to see how it does- I received large, gorgeous bulbs of about 8 cloves per bulb, with beautiful purple coloration. Avram bred it from a wild type named W6 27977A, its GRIN accession number. I am hopeful that it will be productive on this farm. Limited quantities, if any, will be available for the 2021 harvest. Avram reports that it is a very, very prolific seed producer- an exciting parent line to advance breeding work with.
Bei Ilai is one of the many results of his years of work in true garlic seed production (see more about true seed production here). Check out Avram's site to learn more about it, and his work.
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