About Ontos Garlic
As Australian garlic growers we are pleased to offer our organic garlic which we have grown for both its wonderful taste and its many health giving properties.
NSW Department of Primary Industries has the following to say:
"The health benefits of garlic are widely documented and research has shown that Australian grown garlic contains higher than average levels of alliin which is one of the main ‘health-giving’ compounds in garlic."
Ontos Garlic is organic and 100% chemical free. Imported garlic, mostly from China, Spain, South America and the USA has been quarantined and fumigated during the quarantine process.
Garlic is one of the most internationally traded foods and as such has acquired over 600 varietal names, most of which are duplicates. Therefore while there are only a few actual varieties of garlic, there are really two main types - hard neck and soft neck. Hard neck sends up a stiff stalk crowned by tiny bulbs (bulbils) which can be planted while soft neck does not.
During our first season we planted several varieties of garlic, both hardneck and softneck. We have selected a most wonderful hardneck variety with a great taste, big cloves and pretty purple striped paper covers for planting this year. This garlic is very user friendly as with the big cloves it is easy to process.
The medicinal molecular components of garlic are sulfur based and we supplement our crop with potassium sulfate at appropriate rates to assure full potency. Potassium promotes strong cell structure so this garlic will keep for a long time, while the sulfur component builds the medicinal attributes.
The flavour of the garlic also depends on soil and climate. The ideal climate is cool with cold winters and no rain after October during the bulb filling period. The soil must not be too heavy and must be well drained.
Ontos Farm, which is situated in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in Victoria has an ideal climate for growing garlic. We also rely on complete soil tests to make sure our garlic has the right nutrition without depleting the soil.
FREE INFORMATION ON GARLIC
We have learnt a lot about garlic over the years and we are willing to share our knowledge with other existing and/or new growers and customers. We hold no secrets. Our interest is in the growth of the Australian garlic industry for the benefit of all. There is a lot of imported garlic that we can replace. You are most welcome to visit our farm by appointment to learn more about the wonderful food called garlic.
"At last garlic like we've had in our childhood. As cooks with European background we suffered for years trying to prepare
traditional dishes with that anaemic, tasteless, odourless stuff from China. Thank you for growing real garlic."
Regards Francis & Julie, Narellan Vale, NSW
"Very pleased with the product, five bulb wrappers on average, very good sized cloves, excellent flavour, love the after taste
of the raw cloves. I will save the biggest of the bulbs for planting in March. I must commend you on your service. I will most
certainly recommend Ontos farm to friends for their garlic and will purchase again next year."
Regards Robert, Manly Vale, NSW
"We love your garlic. It is delicious and beautiful. Could I please order 10kg this time."
Thank you. Angel, Angel’s Health Foods, Phillip Island, Vic
"Just a short email to say that I’m very pleased with the quality of your garlic as well as the quick delivery time."
Kind regards Joseph, Ascot Vale, Vic
"As spanish we cook with garlic almost every meal and since we got some of Ontos Garlic our food has a nice traditional flavor."
Jordi Llonch, W Tree, Vic
Enjoy the wonderful flavour of ONTOS GARLIC in your meals.