spring garlic

Green Garlic

Green Garlic is also sometimes called garlic shoots, garlic leeks, spring garlic and new garlic. Like wild harvested food, green garlic is becoming popular in the US and UK so you can be sure that Australia will soon follow suit. The French have been growing and cooking it for decades, if not centuries, and an attempt was made to grow and market it in Australia about 15 years ago. It didn’t work then because the Australian population wasn’t ready for it and didn’t understand how it could be used. But with the plethora of cooking shows, both professional and home cooks are much more adventurous and now might be the time to try growing it and selling to your local chefs or at markets. Green garlic is seasonal eating at its very best and can be used like shallots (spring onions) in salads and stir-fries.

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