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German Red Hardneck Rocambole Garlic ECO
Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Has red-burgundy skin and light brown cloves, with double cloves common. 6–12 cloves per bulb. Stores well up to six months or longer. Said to be a medieval strain of garlic brought to North America in the 1700s. 40–70 cloves per pound.
Z3-8. Eco-grown in Maine.
Rocambole Garlic, hardneck type
Produces 5–13 medium-large cloves with tan, brown or reddish skins, slightly loose and relatively easy-peeling. A shorter shelf life than Porcelains, maybe because the clove skins are looser, maybe because of a slight tendency to split cloves. Generally, stores well through February, and if really cured well, can store months longer.
More variation in cloves per pound than other classes. Scapes form tight coils. Some claim this class has the finest, richest flavor.
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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