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Old October 20, 2023   #1
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Default Ivan, hard neck garlic

Finished up with the garden for this year by planting Ivan hard neck garlic and mulching it with straw. I never grew Ivan before but I like the taste and the size of the bulbs. I got a pretty decent deal from a Amish farmer in Ohio. I ended up planting 258 cloves of this variety. I plan on making garlic powder with some of it and using it in my pasta sauce I can every year. Ivan has about 7 to 8 cloves per jumbo sized bulb and fewer on smaller sizes it seemed. Im hoping for 10 months of storage from this variety, but we will see. From what I understand this variety has some nice scapes it produces, so im looking forward to using them in some of my cooking and maybe pickling some as well.
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I wonder if this garlic is from the breeding work of Dr Ivan Buddenhagen who work on true seed garlic
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I would love to have some Ivan Hard Neck Garlic too, Amen!!
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Dr Ivan was able to propagate seed from 30 different types of garlic. I can't seem to find out what the types were.



The Amish farmer where I purchased the Ivan garlic from described it as the following.


IVAN - A Canadian variety, and our favorite porcelain hardneck type. Ivan is comparable to Music in many ways. A heavy producer, very easy to grow, sturdy, disease-resistant, and a hardy garlic that likes cold weather. Ivan has very large bulbs (slightly larger than Music) with 4 to 6 very easy-to-peel cloves. When eaten raw, it is a little spicier than Music. When cooked/roasted Ivan offers a lasting garlic flavor with a hint of sweetness. A classic that excels in any recipe. Keeps exceptionally well after harvest.


I also seen it described as a Canadian heirloom.
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