Garlic

In February 2019 we had a garlic tasting on Livingseeds Farm.


We ran a workshop and had over 40 delegates on a course, they started the day off doing a raw garlic tasting.

We used a very specific process to taste the garlic, and below are the results of their efforts.
The garlic was rated on a scale of 1-5 and these final scores have been filtered purely on the flavour aspect.
We did include the other two categories for your interest.



If you want to know how we taste our garlic, WATCH this video.


Garlic has a very specific planting window that needs to be adhered to. If you plant at the wrong time of the year you will not have the best results.

We start supplying garlic from the end of January every year. Please sign-up to our newsletter to get a heads-up on garlic (and other) planting seasons.

Let me also answer a common question that I get, as to why the garlic that you buy from your friendly green grocer does not grow.

China is the world’s leading exporter of garlic with over 75% of the world’s production coming out of China. Most garlic on the shelves in imported from China, to be imported into South Africa this garlic needs to be irradiated this is to ensure that no live soil borne pathogens are carried into the country, and planted by a gardener looking to get some free garlic the following year. The process of killing off any potential soil borne pathogens also destroys the viability of the garlic you have bought.

We have a special contracts in place every year for local garlic growers to grow out A grade garlic seed for us. This allows us to supply you with top quality garlic cloves that will grow and produce stunning garlic for your own consumption.


As of 2019 all garlic will be sold in whole heads and not broken up as in previous years. The reason for this is simple, our tests have shown that garlic stored as whole heads last longer and produce a better quality "garlic seed" for planting.

Our "clove count" per head is based on an average and may not be exact on a single head. We give an approximate clove spread in each description.




Egyptian Pink Garlic Garlic

Egyptian Pink Garlic

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R16.20 Ex Tax: R16.20

Egyptian Pink Garlic 1000 Garlic

Egyptian Pink Garlic 1000

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R760.00 Ex Tax: R760.00

Egyptian Pink Garlic 200's Garlic

Egyptian Pink Garlic 200's

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R194.40 Ex Tax: R194.40

Egyptian White Garlic Garlic

Egyptian White Garlic

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R13.92 Ex Tax: R13.92

Egyptian White Garlic 1000's Garlic

Egyptian White Garlic 1000's

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R760.00 Ex Tax: R760.00

Egyptian White Garlic 200's Garlic

Egyptian White Garlic 200's

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R208.80 Ex Tax: R208.80

Elephant or Giant Garlic Garlic

Elephant or Giant Garlic

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R10.35 Ex Tax: R10.35

Elephant or Giant Garlic 100 Garlic

Elephant or Giant Garlic 100

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R190.00 Ex Tax: R190.00

Elephant or Giant Garlic 500 Garlic

Elephant or Giant Garlic 500

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R870.00 Ex Tax: R870.00

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R13.00 Ex Tax: R13.00

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red 1000 Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red 1000

An absolutely beautiful variety, Chesnok Red is also a superb storing variety. Originally from Sou..

R1,658.80 Ex Tax: R1,658.80

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red 100 Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Chesnok Red 200

An absolutely beautiful variety, Chesnok Red is also a superb storing variety. Originally from Sou..

R360.00 Ex Tax: R360.00

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain

Eastern Porcelain is a large Asian variety that produces well. This is our earliest maturing garlic ..

R28.00 Ex Tax: R28.00

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain 1000

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain 1000

Eastern Porcelain is a large Asian variety that produces well. This is our earliest maturing garli..

R2,296.00 Ex Tax: R2,296.00

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain 200

Heirloom Garlic Eastern Porcelain 200

Eastern Porcelain is a large Asian variety that produces well. This is our earliest maturing garli..

R468.00 Ex Tax: R468.00

Heirloom Garlic Gaya's Joy Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Gaya's Joy

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February...

R16.40 Ex Tax: R16.40

Heirloom Garlic Khabar Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Khabar

This is a beautiful Siberian heirloom that was originally collected in the city of Khabarovsk.... he..

R16.84 Ex Tax: R16.84

Heirloom Garlic Kostyn's Red Russian Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Kostyn's Red Russian

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February...

R19.56 Ex Tax: R19.56

Heirloom Garlic Leningrad Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Leningrad

Please Note: These are Garlic Pre-Orders and seed garlic will only be shipped from early February. A..

R19.00 Ex Tax: R19.00

Heirloom Garlic Leningrad 1000 Garlic

Heirloom Garlic Leningrad 1000

Leningrad is a porcelain hardneck variety that was originally collected from Belarus historically ..

R3,116.00 Ex Tax: R3,116.00

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