In north central Mexico – inland from popular resort Puerto Vallarta – lies the state of Zacatecas. It’s at the heart of garlic production in the country, with harvests up nine per cent according to statistics released in January 2016. For the record, it was 32,594.05 tons of garlic. Growers there are achieving higher tons per acre of yields.
Zacatecas state boasts 2,326 hectares devoted to garlic crops. Calera is the municipality with the largest garlic production at the state level with an average of 6,399 tons recorded in the last month. There are 23 garlic-producing municipalities in the state.