Black Garlic

(1 customer review)

Will add a pleasant savory taste to meals.



Key Facts

  • Often used in Japanese & Korean recipes.
  • Pleasant savory (even plummy) taste.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Takes about 3 to 4 months to grow
  • Where to buy garlic cloves



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


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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1 review for Black Garlic

  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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