IVAN LUNA  (Hardneck, Porcelain)

IVAN LUNA (Hardneck, Porcelain)

$29.99 Regular Price
$26.77Sale Price


Ivan Luna (Ivan's Moon) also known as Ivan, is a large, porcelain, hardneck garlic.   The bulb size is typically large and plump and looks like the moon (luna).   This spicy garlic is in high demand.  Similar to Music and Georgian Crystal.


Ivan is one of the first hardneck garlic plants to sprout in the spring.


Ivan Luna Porcelain Garlic has a large bulb -   It typically has a white outer skin and 4 to 7 large, fat cloves per bulb.  The clove's outer skin may have thin pink, magenta and red non-linear stripes, and the top of the cloves comes to a thin, flattened point.  Cloves are easy to peel.  Ivan Luna is a rather hot and spicy garlic varieties.  Eaten raw, Ivan Luna will spread garlic fireworks in your mouth. Roasting, and cooking disarms the spicy flavor and reveals a warm, spicy flavor.   


Country of Origin:  The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, formerly known as Bohemia.  Apparentlyit was imported into British Colombia, Canada and cultivated and distributed by a man named Ivan.  Ivan Luna has a strong,  garlicky, and rich flavor with plump, easy-to-peel cloves.   It is unknown if Dr. Ivan Buddenhagen, a UC Davis professor - who has been working with garlic from true seed for 14 years was the individual in question?



Approximately 10 pounds of our Ivan Luna Garlic equates to 250 cloves.  10 Bulbs/heads have a weight of about 2 pounds.  Approximately 20 pounds of our Ivan Luna Garlic equates to 500 cloves.  Keep in mind that each garlic bulb contains 3-7 cloves that are rather large.




During the growing season, the garlic plant is a very good survivor. usually grows tall and healthy and appears to be relatively resistant to most of the diseases that can affect garlic. It is one of those Porcelains that were formerly called Allium Longicuspis and still retains the ability to produce viable flowers, pollen and seed. If you want to experiment with developing garlic seed, this one's for you.  The plant has lush green leaves and can grow fertile flowers and seed.


GroEat Garlic is shipped beginning in September, depending on the season and the variety. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.


    Ivan Luna does well in climates with cold winters, and is more tolerant to the wet spring soil and is resistant to common allium diseases.  Ivan Luna produces 4-6 cloves per bulb.  Ivan Luna is a garlic planted in the fall, soon after the first frost and a few weeks before the first hard frost. The seed garlic bulbs should be taken apart into separate cloves not long before planting. Hardneck garlic requires vernalization (exposure to a period of cold temperatures) before or after planting. Plant cloves two inches deep, the pointed side up. Garlic does best with a loose soil with very good drainage and a pH of 7.0 optimum. Plant in an area with full sun exposure.


    BOTANICAL NAME: Allium sativum

    DAYS TO MATURITY : 260  days

    BREED: Heirloom, Open-pollinated

    GARLIC TYPE: Hardneck



    Quantities are limited; order early for best availability.

    PLEASE READ: We do not ship garlic to Idaho, Canada, Hawaii, Guam, or the Virgin Islands.