Mirboo Farm Garlic

At Mirboo Farm our planting for 2017 has expanded to six varieties – drawn from three of the ‘Garlic families’ or varietal groups grown in Australia.

Turban Group  (available early Dec)

We now grow Monaro Purple and Foster Purple  (RASV Silver Medalist in 2016)

Artichoke Group  (late December – long life)

Varieties include Italian White and Californian Late.  These varieties produce large bulbs and large cloves.  Storng lasting flavour.

Creole Group  (mid January – 9 to 12 month life)\

For three years we have been refining our planting of Spanish Rojah and Rojo de Castro (both winning RASV gold medals in 2016).  These varieties have strong, hot, long-lasting flavors.  THey are mid sized and potent.

Our Methods

At Mirboo we enjoy close to 1000cm of rainfall a year . . . .and (most years) when it doesn’t rain, it drips off the trees. However, in summer, temperatures can often rise above 35 degrees Celsius for days on end.

We hand plant, and hand weed our garlic plantations. In the summer, we add tonnes of pig manure, lime and organic compost, delivered in ten tonne truckloads from a neighbor’s farm. All the ‘good gear’ from the floor of the calf rearing shed comes over the hill from Mardan to Mirboo Farm.

We are chemical free. We do not use pesticides or herbicides of any type. And the mulch from the calf shed is 100% organic.

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  Monaro Purple (hard neck)
   (Mirboo Farm Favorite since 2014)    

 

It all adds up to more delicious, healthy garlic.  And to a more delicious and healthy you!!!!