Turban Garlic

The Turban garlic family originates from southeast Asia and is a wonderful choice for flavouring foods from this region. They can be hot, but still have a pleasant flavour worth using in cuisine, especially early in the season. They umbel of most Turban varieties looks like a turban, hence the name. 

Turban garlics are often the first to emerge in spring and the earliest to harvest (often weeks before other varieties) which makes them a great choice for early markets. They have a short storage ability and therefore should be sold or eaten before other garlic varieties.

Turbans are a weakly bolting garlic that usually produces scapes in colder climates like Canada. They sometime bolt only sporadically in warmer climates or during seasons with mild winters. A bed can sometime have both bulbs that are bolting and non-bolting at the same time.