Black Garlic

Will add a pleasant savory taste to meals.

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Description

Key Facts

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Background

Black garlic is easy to grow if you would like a unique & distinctive garlic.

  • Ideal location – balcony, patio or vegetable garden. (Or possibly unused spare room with extra light)
  • Pleasant savory (even plummy) taste.
  • Often used in Japanese & Korean recipes – but great for most dishes for extra taste.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 90 to 120 (3 to 4 months)
  • About 60 cm high

Typical Recipes

Often used by chefs it’s used to add a rich, meaty umami flavor to dishes. Umami is the word used by the Japanese and can best be described as a pleasant savory (even plummy) taste

If you use it in cooking then this garlic will add a rich meaty flavour to recipes.

Typical recipes (which don’t have to be Japanese or Korean), such as

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The recipes above are all savoury but it will also work very well in chocolate cakes & desserts.

How to grow black garlic

black garlic seeds

The Black Garlic is very easy to grow, but (like all garlics) it does tend to smell when growing – you won’t notice it outside (terrace, balcony, etc.) but will notice it indoors.

Quick Summary

Very cold tolerant and a good producer. Each has 4 to 6 large, easy to peel cloves. Classic, spicy flavor, rich and sweet, roasted.

  • The garlic grows on all soil. The abundance of health-promoting properties of garlic was already known to ancient Egyptians, Romans, Chinese and Greeks.
  • Planting time: From the end of March – May; The harvest season of garlic is from August to September.
  • The optimal planting distance is 30 x 15 cm. Just cover the tips with soil.
  • Water requirement: low to medium

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Reviews

  1. Minze Vries

    Very great unusual garlic to grow – especially if you want to add a ‘different’ type of flavour to your dishes

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