Vegetables and Fruit forum: Good source for black garlic?

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Name: Amanda
Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a)
Sep 16, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Hi there.

I've been growing garlic for the last two seasons, and I love it. I'd like to try growing black garlic this year, but none of my regular seed sources have it in their catalogs. Does anyone know of a good source for buying black garlic to grow?

Name: Cybrczch
SE Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Sep 16, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Black garlic is not a variety of garlic. It is a product made from garlic.

From Wikipedia:
Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic (a Maillard reaction, not fermentation) first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic (Allium sativum) over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. Black garlic's popularity has spread to the United States as it has become a sought-after ingredient used in high-end cuisine.

Here is a link on how to make your own:
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Name: Amanda
Greensboro, NC (Zone 7a)
Sep 16, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Well, shoot. Should've Googled it first, I guess! Thanks for setting me straight, cybrczch!!
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Sep 17, 2016 7:45 AM CST
I make my own black garlic. It is not too hard to do. Ask and I can give you directions. Gene

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