Garlic Supplies Limited Until Mid-July

June 05, 2017
Garlic supplies will remain limited until mid-July when California’s new crop supplies reach the market. New crop harvests have been delayed due to below-normal growing temperatures over the past three months.
  • Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic is available, but 2016 storage crop volume is diminishing quickly
  • New crop Mexican garlic is in production now and will be available as a substitute to domestic stocks
    • Mexican-grown varieties have a rounder shape, milder flavor, and slightly yellow tint
    • Although not as pungent as domestic garlic, Mexican-grown garlic does maintain a similar heat/bite factor
  • California’s 2017 crop will reach the market by early July
    • Sufficient supply levels are forecast
    • California new crop garlic will have similar characteristics to the Mexican-grown varieties when first harvested and shipped