Garlic ‘Gourmet Red ‘

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We have material from this, but are awaiting the process of new plant health regulations in order to be able to import it again if possible. Feel free to register your interest, but this will probably not be clarified until 2025 at the earliest.

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We imported this cultivar from Canada to Norway in 2018 via the quota for the food that can be brought in for consumption. We have test-grown it, but not spread it further (with one local exception) due to a clear message from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority in 2022 that this is not allowed when the material did not have a phytosanitary certificate, which we could not get because the supplier only sold within Canada and therefore had not spent the money on testing and a certificate.

We understand and very much agree with the plant health considerations, but think we need to get a better system because imports via travelling or the Internet take place on a large scale and pose a great danger of introducing pests. At the same time, we need as many species and varieties as possible to build the ecologically based food security system of the future. Therefore, in the autumn of 2023, we have taken the initiative for the (plant health) website. Read more here.

We hope in a few years to be able to offer the cultivar, and ideally to introduce this entire collection from Canada.


Read more about this on the website of Boundary Garlic.


Allium sativum L.



Garlic evolved in central Asia, and is found in two main groups:

  • hardneck which forms top sets
  • softneck which does not form a top sets, but often one or more “intermediate sets” in the middle of the stem if the plant is allowed to stand for a long time

Wikipedia writes (as of Nov-23) that hardneck is an accepted botanical variety, but according to GBIF it is now included under Allium sativum L., and the name Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon (Link) Döll has synonym status. That softneck is considered an accepted variety is, however, correct: Allium sativum var. sativum L. The article further mentions Allium longicuspis Regel as the wild form, but it is now also included under Allium sativum L.

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