Elephant garlic is not a true garlic, it’s actually a hybrid of a leek and a garlic. Originating out of the Russian region and used as a vegetable to add a mild garlic flavour to stews – it has become both an ornamental plant and a valued, long storing, large cloved bulb loved by many.

It Italy it is known as the “kissing garlic” in a way to differentiate its milder flavour from its more aggressive commercial garlic cousin.

In Queensland it is greatly loved for their large cloves and beautiful garlic chips.