Crop: Garlic (Allium sativum)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Avram Drucker Garlicana

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/12/2019

Release Date: 11/12/2019

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


Ainyaxaynia (S11 Azataza/S15 #13) Vibrant purple wrappers tightly enclose 6-9 cloves on medium sized bulbs. A sharp raw heat that doesn’t linger yet tenaciously retains flavor after light sauteing characterizes this fantastic garlic with mysterious origins. Not far from the headwaters of a great terrestrial river is a majestic waterfall of immeasurable height at the base of which is a deep pool below which lies a fathomless tunnel into which an unknown measure of that crystalline water is funneled off somewhere close, yet far away into the diminutive world of Ainyaxaynia. Far from the bucolic mainlands, across the Lilia-Sea lies the Ilse of McGuffin on which time is slow. In Spring shoots thrust from thawing soils and over eons develop into monumental plants commensurate with our most immense skyscrapers. Diamond swirls of rain burst from slivers of sky over millennia spanning seasons onto verdant alliaceous forests, fertilizing these pungent colossi. As rains recede so begins the Season of Senescence in which the sulforest transforms into arid plains and rolling hills spiked with browning towers with withering yet rigid leaves. Explorers from distant lands cross the turbid ocean to harvest bolder sized bulbils which drop from the sky, cratering on impact. Every few eons, a rain of seeds will fall but a few will be carried aloft, abound and afar on autumnal winds. Once, a single seed slipped into a slender sliver of sky and back into our world, settling onto a scrap of soil somewhere in the foothills of the South Cascade Mountains. From this seed of Ainyaxaynia grows a plant with virescent leaves which spike from stout stalks as if striving for heights beyond reach. One of the last to mature the resultant bulbs are radiant in color and potency though not so gargantuan as they would be in their otherworldly place of origin.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners