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Chesnok Red Hardneck Purple Stripe Garlic ECO
Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Also known as Shvelisi, the name of the village in the Republic of Georgia where it was collected in the ’80s. Excellent for baking, though the flavor is also perfect either chopped into a stir-fry or raw in a vinaigrette.
Z3-8 Eco-grown in Maine.
Purple Stripe Garlic, hardneck type
Hails from the harsh climate of central Asia and is the closest to the wild garlic ancestors. Genetic research shows the Purple Stripe group is the basis of all other types.
Tightly wrapped cloves with long tips, 6–14 per bulb. Skins of both bulbs and cloves are strongly striped in purple. Cloves form a single layer around the hard center stalk, though very large bulbs may have inner cloves.
Scapes coil vigorously. 50–60 cloves per pound.
The bulb size, the skin color, the flavor, and the size and number of cloves are partly determined by genetics, and partly by cultural practices, soil and weather.
Our standard for a seed garlic bulb is a minimum 2" diameter. Every lot of garlic we ship has tested negative for garlic bloat nematode and for white rot.
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