Korean Red (Wisconsin) Garlic Bulbs

(1 customer review)


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Korean Red (Wisconsin) Garlic Bulbs

  • Hardneck Garlic
  • 9-12 Med/Large Cloves/Bulb
  • Robust, very hardy, great performer in most US Regions
  • Sizes up well to jumbo sized bulbs in our region
  • Grows well in Northern and Southern States
  • Beautiful red striped bulbs for great market appeal
  • Garlic flavor: In demand by local farmer market vendors, because of the good multiplication of cloves = bulbs, but the flavor is unlike any other with a zingy citrus flavor.  Sweet when roasted
  • Storage: Longer into spring.
  • This Korean Red has a story behind it.  It was purchased from Irish Eyes about 20 years ago by a small organic farmer in Viroqua, WI.  It was given to other local select experienced garlic growers that have grown it since.  They have watched it change through the years growing in our region, but are fascinated with this garlic.  When we first received it at Keene Garlic 8 years ago, it look like Asiatic Korean Red with a satin wrapper.  Since then, it has changed in our region to appear more like a purple stripe, but the bulbs grow so large with most of them growing Jumbo annually.  Hesitant to call it Korean Red since it seems to of changed in our region, we are calling it Wisconsin Korean Red.

The bulb and clove amounts are ESTIMATES to help you determine how much garlic there is by weight for help with planting and spacing.   

Approx. 6-8 bulbs per pound and 72-96 cloves per lb. plants 36-48 linear feet at 6” spacing.

Standard Purple stripe 12 cloves/bulb Bulbs Cloves
Large 1/4lb 2 24
Large 1/2lb 4 48
Large 1lb 8 96
Large 5lbs 40 480
Large 10lbs 80 960
Jumbo 1/2lb 3 36
Jumbo 1lb 6 72
Jumbo 5lbs 30 360
Jumbo 10lbs 60 720
Culinary 1/2lb 5 60
Culinary 1lb 10 120
Culinary 5lbs 50 600
Culinary 10lbs 100 1200

Note: Garlic is an agricultural crop that is subject to crop loss due to conditions beyond our control. This can even occur in the curing stage. We check each bulb before shipping them to you, so if there are any quality issues, we may need to substitute. We rarely need to do this, but it does happen. If it is necessary, we will substitute with a similar garlic, but if you have any comments on this please fill out the comment section like a back up garlic or no substitutions. We still want to get you some great garlic, so please choose how you would like us to proceed with your order if the item you ordered is not available. We do set aside some great garlic in case we do have to substitute garlic!

Additional information

Weight N/A

1/4LB, 1/2LB, 1LB

Bulb Size

Jumbo, Large, Culinary (Sm/Med)

1 review for Korean Red (Wisconsin) Garlic Bulbs

  1. rachel.jonko (verified owner)

    2022-23 was my first season planting garlic – and no plant/vegetable I’ve ever grown has been so rewarding. I tried WI Korean and Chesnok Red, just north of Chicago, 5b/6a. I was lazy and did not even fertilize, *barely* watered only during the worst of the drought over the summer, but did cut scapes. The WI Korean grew bigger (a few genuinely HUGE tennis ball size heads, the majority very respectable bigger-than-the-average-grocery-store head) than the Chesnok. I also preferred its flavor – I realized I had never experienced fresh garlic in my life!!! – and easier-peeling, larger cloves to cook with all winter. I harvested Aug 1, and after curing stored in a mesh bag hanging unrefrigerated in my basement. By February the few left were starting to shrivel a bit…it’s 3/30/24 and I have 1 head left, quite wrinkly, but still not sprouted and it’s going to be used directly. Had I tried refrigerator storage they might be firm still. (The Chesnok, incidentally, is still as plump and firm as day one, harvested/cured/stored exactly the same.) I held back the tennis ball heads of WI Korean & planted in Oct ‘23, and they are poking through the leaf mulch and looking happy despite the weird El Niño winter. This year I will water and fertilize and see if I get more tennis ball (or larger!) heads. As Keene says, it seems to have adapted itself for WI, and doesn’t seem to have noticed it got shipped over the state line to IL, so if you are anywhere in the WI/MI/north IL/north IN/south MN area you MUST try this variety.

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