Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Robust full-bodied garlic flavor and excellent storage qualities make Giant Turkish appealing. Each bulb produces 6–9 marbled, mottled purple striped cloves. Matures in the last week of July in northern Maine, sure to be of interest northern growers.
Z3-8Eco-grown in Maine.
6235 Giant Turkish Red - Sustainably Grown
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Marbled Purple Stripe Garlic, hardneck type
Mottled purple striping on the skins of both clove and bulb. The leaves tend to be broader and bulbs tend to have fewer cloves than Purple Stripe varieties, though the cloves are often larger and more squat in appearance. Very good storage, and excellent for roasting.
Scapes curl and coil dramatically. 30–50 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.