Chesnok Red Hardneck Purple Stripe Garlic - Organic


Chesnok Red Hardneck Purple Stripe Garlic - Organic

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.

6228 Chesnok Red - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 3 bulbs for $12.30  
Ordering closed for the season
B: 2 lb for $38.50  
Ordering closed for the season

Additional Information

Purple Stripe Garlic, hardneck type

The closest to the wild garlic ancestors, this variety hails from the harsh climate of central Asia. Genetic research shows the Purple Stripe group is the basis of all other types.

Tightly wrapped cloves with long tips, 6–14 per bulb. The skins of both bulbs and cloves are striped in purple. Cloves usually form a single layer around the hard center stalk, though very large bulbs may have inner cloves.

Scapes coil vigorously; small bulbils. 50–60 cloves per pound.

Seed Garlic

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.