The french varieties

Characteristics of garlic varieties sold as certified plants and registered in the Official French Catalogue

There are 4 types of garlic varieties:
Autumn-planted purple garlic
Autumn-planted white garlic
Garlic for Autumn and Spring planting (hardneck)
Spring-planted pink garlic (softneck)

You can check individual characteristics for each variety and select the variety that is best suited to your needs.

Autumn-planted purple garlic

GERMIDOUR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Purple Cadours
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb with purple stripes (depending on region), brown cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Very early
  • Low dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA, GIE ACSO, BASMAISON, GIE CENTRE DROME, GIE DROMAIL, GIE DE LA REGION DE MONTELIMAR, GIE SUD DROME, TOP SEMENCE, GIE VAL DROME, ECHALAIL EARL, GIE UNISEM DROM, SEMPLUS SARL

PARADOUR   Breeder INRA, Agri Obtentions S.A.

  • Origin Parthenay
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Purple bulb or white with purple stripes (depending on region), brown cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Very early
  • Low dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE, GIE UNISEM DROM, GIE ACSO

PRIMOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Middle-East, with flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Purple bulb with stripes, pinkish-white cloves
  • Early autumn planting
  • Extra early
  • Very low dormancy

Applicant: : GIE UNISEM DROM

SPRINT   Breeder INRA

  • Origin asiatic, flower stem
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Stripy purple bulb, pinkish-white cloves
  • Early autumn planting
  • Extra early
  • Very low dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

VALDOUR   Breeder Gie ACSO - INRA

  • Origin Purple Cadours
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Stripy purple bulb, brown cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Very early
  • Low dormancy

Applicant: : GIE ACSO, TOP SEMENCE

VAYO   Breeder TOP SEMENCE

  • Origin central Europ
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Stripy purple bulb, pinkish-white cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Mid-early
  • Medium dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

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Autumn-planted white garlic

CORAIL   Breeder DURAN SARL - SICALOMAIL

  • Origin White Lomagne
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, cream-coloured cloves with purple stripes
  • Autumn planting
  • Mid-early
  • Medium dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA

DARIO   Breeder TOP SEMENCE

  • Origin Argentina white garlic
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, white cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Medium dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

JOLIMONT   Breeder DURAN SARL - SICALOMAIL

  • Origin White Lomagne
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, beige-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Mid-early
  • Medium dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA, TOP SEMENCE

MESSIDOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, cream-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA, GIE ACSO, TOP SEMENCE, GIE UNISEM DROM

MESSIDROME   Breeder INRA

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, cream-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : SEMPLUS SARL, GIE ACSO, BASMAISON, GIE CENTRE DROME, GIE DROMAIL, GIE DE LA REGION DE MONTELIMAR, GIE SUD DROME, TOP SEMENCE, GIE VAL DROME, ECHALAIL EARL

SABADROME   Breeder FRUIT'AIL EARL

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free not regenerated variety
  • White bulb, beige-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : FRUIT'AIL EARL, GIE UNISEM DROM

SABAGOLD   Breeder FRUIT'AIL EARL

  • Origine Blanc de la Drôme
  • Variété régénérée indemne du virus OYDV
  • Bulbe blanc jaunâtre, caïeu beige
  • Plantation automne
  • Précoce
  • Dormance moyenne

Applicant: : FRUIT'AIL EARL

THERADOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, beige-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : GIE UNISEM DROM

THERMIDROME   Breeder INRA

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, beige-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : GIE VAL DROME, BASMAISON, GIE CENTRE DROME, GIE DROMAIL, GIE SUD DROME, TOP SEMENCE, GIE DE LA REGION DE MONTELIMAR, GIE UNISEM DROM

TOPADROME   Breeder TOP SEMENCE

  • Origin White Drôme
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, cream-coloured cloves
  • Autumn planting
  • Early
  • Average dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

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Garlic for Autumn and Spring planting (hardneck)

EDENROSE   Breeder INRA

  • Origin South America (type Lautrec pink garlic), flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, dark pink stripy cloves
  • Autunm/Winter planting, possibly as late as March
  • Mid-early
  • Average to high dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA

GOULUROSE   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Lautrec pink garlic, flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Autunm/Winter planting, possibly March
  • Mid-early
  • Average to high dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA

IBEROSE   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Lautrec pink garlic, flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, dark pink stripy cloves
  • Autunm/Winter planting, possibly March
  • Mid-early
  • Average to high dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA

JARDIROSE   Breeder INRA

  • Origin South America (type Lautrec pink garlic), flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, beige-coloured cloves with anthocyanins
  • Autunm/Winter planting, possibly March
  • Mid-early
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : ALINEA SCA

SULTOP   Breeder TOP SEMENCE - INRA

  • Origin Italian Pink Garlic
  • OYVD virus-free variety
  • White bulb, dark pink stripy cloves
  • Autunm/Winter planting, possibly March
  • Mid-early
  • Average to high dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE, ALINEA SCA

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Spring-planted pink garlic (softneck)

ARNO   Breeder TOP SEMENCE

  • Origin Nothern Pink Garlic, no flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, beige brownish-coloured cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE, SEMPLUS SARL

CLEDOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Auvergne Pink Garlic, no flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, pinkish-beige coloured cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : GIE UNISEM DROM, AUVERGNE SEMENCES SARL

CRISTO   Breeder CTIFL

  • Origin Var Pink Garlic, no flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Mid-late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

FLAVOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Italian Pink Garlic, no flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : AUVERGNE SEMENCES SARL, GIE UNISEM DROM

FRUCTIDOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Auvergne Pink Garlic
  • OYVD virus-free not regenerated variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Mid-late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : BASMAISON

GAYANT   Breeder Artois Bulbes

  • Origin Nothern Pink Garlic, no flower scape
  • OYVD virus-free not regenerated variety
  • White bulb, dark pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : ARTOIS-BULBES GIE

MOULINOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Var Pink Garlic
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Mid-late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : BASMAISON

PRINTANOR   Breeder INRA

  • Origin Auvergne Pink Garlic
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • Ivory bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Mid-late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : AUVERGNE SEMENCES SARL, BASMAISON, GIE UNISEM DROM, SEMPLUS SARL

VIVALTO   Breeder TOP SEMENCE

  • Origin Var Pink Garlic
  • OYVD virus-free regenerated variety
  • White bulb, light pink cloves
  • Spring planting, Winter planting in certain areas
  • Mid-late
  • High dormancy

Applicant: : TOP SEMENCE

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