Garlicworx
Garlicworx

ORGANIC CITY GARDEN

About our garlic garden

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Growing garlic is very fun and there are many varieties to pick from. We settled on 5 varieties of Creole garlic and the one and only Elephant garlic! The Creole garlics are a unique and truly beautiful group of garlics that were cultivated in Spain. They are utterly unlike the other garlics in appearance and clove configuration as well as color. They are downright gorgeous to look at and are one of the easiest eating raw garlics owing to a taste that is full but pleasantly warm rather than hot. They retain a garlicky flavor well when cooked.  They have 8-12 cloves per bulb arranged in a circular configuration. While the bulb wrappers are very white, the clove covers vary from a beautiful "red" rose color to dark purple and present a spectacular appearance. The size all Creole garlics grow to depends on where they grow, as they require as much direct overhead sunlight as they can get. Most of them have grown in the Caribbean area the last 500 years and they get huge when grown down South, but rather small when grown in the north because they cannot get the intense sunlight they need. Elephant garlic is a perennial plant belonging to the onion genus. It is not a true garlic, but actually a variant of the garden leek. It has a tall solid flowering stalk and broad, flat leaves much like those of the leek, but forms a bulb consisting  of very large, garlic-like cloves. The flavor of these, while not exactly like garlic, is much more similar to garlic than to leeks. The flavor is milder than garlic, and much more palatable to some people than garlic when used raw as in salads.

We call ourselves an Organic City Garden because all of our gardening practices are organic.

The Elephant Garlic we grow is certified USDA Organic. The Creole seed we purchased is grown using 100% organic methods, but is not certified organic. These seeds strains are noted as "Certified Naturally Grown" The naturally grown certification is a grass-roots model used by farms throughout the country. We grow in raised metal beds, using all organic materials. Pea

gravel goes down first then a blend of our home-grown compost mixed with an organic raised bed mix. Dried molasses, Corn gluten meal, and Garret Juice Plus get added at different times during the planting season.


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What's Growing

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Creole Family : : : Rose de Lautrec Garlic

The famous "Pink Garlic" from Lautrec, France. This garlic has old world charm, graceful cloves arranged in several layers forming a symmetrical bulb. Rose de Lautrec has a very unique flavor. It has a modest amount of pungency, perhaps 3 or 4 on a scale of 10, so it is a warm garlic, but not a hot one. It's flavor is what separates it from the others. It has a deep sort of mustiness but with an influence of dijon mustard or a hint of horseradish. This gives the impression of a flat, wide, yet deep flavor quite unlike any other garlic. This garlic stores 6 months to a year.


Pricing: $18.00/pound-16 ounces

   $12.00/ 8 ounces

    $ 6.00/4 ounces

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Creole Family : : : Burgundy Garlic

Burgundy is as beautiful a garlic as the  name implies. The bulb wrappers have a lovely deep rose color to them and the more layers you peel off, the prettier they get. When you finally get down to the cloves, they are arranged in circular fashion around the center, and the clove covers are almost red with delicate burgundy colored vertical streaks. They look more like flowers than garlic and are so perfectly arrayed that you are reluctant to pull off a clove and disturb the symmetry of it all. You almost feel as though you are violating it. But you have to taste test, so you pull off a clove and peel its cover off and take that first bite almost with a feeling of regret and apologizing to it for doing such violence to it. You bite off the upper half of the naked clove and fall in love with it as it tastes every bit as good as it looks. Burgundy has a wonderfully mild, yet full flavor with only moderate heat. A great garlic for enjoyable raw eating. It is so good that you eagerly rip off another clove and dig in without apology. This garlic lasts 6 months to a year.


         Pricing: $18.00/pound-16 ounces

          $12.00/8 ounces

          $ 6.00/4 ounces

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Creole Family : : : Creole Red Garlic

 Creole Red is distinctively different from Burgundy because of its unique shallot-like flavor and that it sometimes has fewer cloves per bulb, but really big cloves. They are striking to look at. Creole Red has a crisp yet shallot-like flavor and yet with enough pungency to let you know you're eating a real garlic, but not so hot as to be painful. The flavor in a normal year is about a 6 on a scale of 10 and the hotness rates about a 3 but with a distinct shallot-like flavor. Creole Red is an excellent all-around garlic for raw or cooked palates. This garlic harvests in early summer and stores 7-8 months.


Pricing: $18.00/pound-16 ounces

$12.00/8 ounces

$ 6.00/4 ounces



Red Toch, Creole Garlic, garlic

Creole Family : : : Red Toch Garlic

A rich and musky but mild and mellow garlic. Harvests early in summer-stores into mid-winter. Red Toch is one of those delightful garlics originally from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. This tiny country seems to have developed more garlics than everyone else put together. Red Toch is a nicely  flavored garlic, a bit on the mild side and with very low heat. The inner bulb wrappers have a little rosy pink coloration and are of medium thickness and easy to peel.


Pricing: $18.00/pound-16 ounces

$12.00/8 ounces

$ 6.00/4 ounces

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Creole Family : : : Polish White Garlic

A rich musky garlic. Harvests early in summer-stores into mid-winter. Polish White is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it, but only a little bite. It ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side. When grown and harvested properly, Polish White is an excellent all-around general use garlic and a very good cooking garlic. It has many large cloves, even the innermost cloves are of good size and it stores well under proper conditions.


Pricing: $18.00/pound-16 ounces

$12.00/8 ounces

$ 6.00/4 ounces

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Leek Family : : : Elephant Garlic

While this burly bulb is in the same family as garlic, it is actually more closely related to a leek. In the same way that leeks are milder than onions, elephant garlic is milder and with a slightly different flavor, than regular garlic. It's slightly garlicy, but without the sharp pungent bite. This makes it much more palatable when used raw, and becomes somewhat sweet, like an onion, when cooked.  Elephant garlic is not commonly grown commercially. It produces very large elephantine white bulbs 4 inches or more in diameter, containing 5 or 6 cloves.


Pricing: $20.00/pound-16 ounces

$13.00/8 ounces

$ 7.00/4 ounces


The Garlic growers

Hello There

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We are Brenda and Mike of Garlic Worx. We specialize in organically grown garlic  in raised planters  and live in Flower Mound, Texas.  Flower Mound is 35 miles from both Dallas and Ft. Worth. Coming soon to a Farmers Market near you with 5 varieties of Creole garlic and the one and only Elephant garlic!


GARLIC RECIPES

COMING SOON

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Garlic Worx

FIND US: 5530 Wildwood Flower Mound, Texas 75028, United States

RING US: (214) 316-2043

Farmin' Hours

Sun Up to Sun Down