Mirboo Farm Garlic
At Mirboo Farm our planting for 2019 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 Italian Late. These varieties produce large bulbs and large cloves. Strong lasting flavour.
Creole Group (from early January – 9 to 12 month life)
For five years we have been refining our plantings of Spanish Roja and Rojo de Castro (both winning RASV gold medals in 2016 – and Rojo de Castro scored Silver in 2018). These varieties have strong, hot, long-lasting flavors. They are mid sized and potent.
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.
|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!!!!