Test Your Knowledge of Garlic I

1. The brittle, papery covering that grows around each clove and around the whole bulb is called a what?

  • A. Tunic
  • B. Robe
  • C. Shroud

2. How is garlic propagated?

  • A. Planting of seeds
  • B. Planting individual cloves
  • C. Planting entire bulb

3. What famous author commented unfavorably about garlic's smell in his writing?

  • A. Walt Whitman
  • B. Charlotte Bronte
  • C. William Shakespeare

4. The juice of garlic contains oil allicin. What is this?

  • A. A flavorful cooking oil
  • B. Good for dry skin
  • C. An antibiotic

5. What type of climate produces the most flavorful garlic?

  • A. Cool and dry
  • B. Hot and dry
  • C. Cool and humid

David has worked in all aspects of the Garlic business with over 35 years under his belt. He has performed roles that have included truck driving, shipping, receiving, packing, sales, field, buying garlic, and managing the day-to-day operations of David E. Grimes Company.

Yearly trips to China keeps David on the pulse of produce. Recent visits include Tian, Shangdong Province, Tai'an Ning Yang Country, and Jinxiang "The Garlic Capital" where a yearly average of 1.8 million metric tons of garlic comes from. That would be 3.9 billion pounds.

Mexico, another major supplier of garlic to the United States, gets regular visits by David. He regularly visits fields in Celaya, Leon, Caborca and Mexicali

  • General Manager of Large Garlic Operation for 15 Years
  • Brokerage Garlic All Over the US, Canada, Mexico, & Australia
  • Licensed with the USDA & State of California
  • Packing & Shipping Consulting for California and Mexico Growers
  • Full Consulting for Harvesting, Growing, & Packing of Garlic
  • Complete On-site Inspections for Quality & Sizing Requirements for Clients or Potential Buyers