For much of the year, we are selling seed that is still in the ground. You can pre-order based on our conservative harvest estimates. If the actual harvest is less than our estimates, we can usually find a similar strain to substitute within the same varietal group, so please check YES to “May We Substitute?”. If you select NO we will send a refund for any sold-out strains. An expert always considers your location, similar traits in strain, and any other strains already on your order to avoid duplicates. You are also welcome to add any notes if you have specific requests for possible substitutions, or you can request that we contact you if substitutions are necessary.
Original stock said to be from Seeds of Italy. A fascinating variety with much variability. Purple striping and large cloves. Some bulbs have only one layer of cloves and as few as 5 cloves total. Most bulbs have several layers and more cloves. With its purple striping, propensity to produce a scape, and relatively few cloves, we used to think Godfathers was a Marbled Purple Stripe. But, with its broad leaves and sometimes layered clove structure we now believe it to be an artichoke variety. NOTE: Maximum allowable order size for this variety is 2 lbs.