Spanish Roja Organic Garlic

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Allium sativum


1/4 lb
Culinary (small bulbs)
Certified Organic

This is our favorite garlic for eating raw due to it's exceptional flavor - rich yet not too spicy Think crushed garlic in olive oil with sourdough bread! It's also great roasted. We'd eat this one all year if we could, but it only stores 4-6 months. Light purple streaks on easy-to-peel, large cloves. A favorite, even among those who love all Rocamboles. Sometimes called "Greek" or "Greek Blue", this heirloom variety was brought to the Portland, Oregon area before the 1900’s. Part of a select group of garlic varieties chosen by Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste Program. Requires a cold winter for good results. Rocambole type.

This variety has a higher price because the cloves are very big (and fewer cloves per head) so it takes several years for us to grow enough to sell. 

Specs: Type: Rocambole (Hardneck); 5-8 large cloves per bulb. 

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

Garlic is excluded from free shipping over $50 offer.

Garlic is planted in the fall, after the first light frost but before the ground freezes, usually in late October or November. Overwintering (exposure to cold) is essential for bulb development. Garlic is a heavy feeder, so plant in fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. 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 layer of mulch (straw, oak leaves) helps suppress weeds, retain moisture, and fertilizes the soil. Do not remove the mulch in the spring. Keep well weeded for best results as garlic does not compete well against weeds. Garlic will benefit from regular watering (at least 30 minutes 2x per week).