Wild Garlic

The allium genus has many wild species out there with names like bear garlic, wild garlic, and other folk names. However, in this case, I am talking about wild subvarieties of common garlic (allium sativum). These varieties have been collected abroad, usually in Central Asia, and introduced to North American universities where they then spread commercially. They all tend to be very winter-hardy, all hardneck, and offer exciting possibilities for true seed production as many of them are closer to their fertile origins. I will have very limited amounts of wild types in 2019. Pskem River is a comparitively common variety in the Northeast but started as one of these wild strains. I hope that gardeners and farmers alike will try more of these, we don't know where the next great productive strain will come from!
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