Organic Lorz Garlic

Nature & Nurture Seeds


1/4 lb
Certified Organic
Culinary (small bulbs)

We love Lorz Italian for its bold flavor and good storability. One of only a few heirloom garlic varieties designated by Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste” for its exceptional flavor. An heirloom brought to Washington State's Columbia Basin from Italy by the Lorz Family before the 1900’s. This medium-large, softneck garlic is well adapted to summer heat, ripens in mid-season and stores 6-8 months. Bulbs have more purple color than one usually sees in artichoke type, and the skins peel easily away revealing large cream colored cloves with elongated tips and only the faintest hint of purple. Not many small interior cloves for a softneck type. Artichoke (softneck) type. 15-20 medium cloves / bulb.

Quantity Limit: 1/2 lb

Due to shipping restrictions, garlic cannot be shipped to the following states & regions: AK, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, NV, OR, WA, HI, Armed Forces, non-continental states & territories, Canada, & International.

Garlic is excluded from free shipping over $75 offer.

Garlic is planted in the fall, after the first light frost but before the ground freezes, usually in October or November for us. Overwintering (vernalization) is essential for bulb development. Keep bulbs intact until you are ready to plant them, then break up into individual cloves leaving clove skins intact. Plant cloves about 2" deep into the soil, 6-8" apart in rows spaced 12" apart. The tapered end of the clove should point up, and the flatter end with the attachment point should point down. Covering the soil with a light layer of mulch (straw, oak leaves) helps suppress weeds, retain moisture, and fertilizes the soil. Do not remove the mulch in the spring. Garlic is a heavy feeder, so plant in fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. Cut or remove the weeds a few times in the spring and summer, as garlic does not compete well against other plants. Ensure that the garlic is receiving around 1" of water per week.