Italian Easy Peel

Italian Easy Peel Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown

Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon The name says a lot about this fine variety originally from northern Italy, with 6–9 easy-peeling cloves. It omits mention of the strong rich flavor, with plenty of garlicky-ness yet no hot spicy burn. Large uniform bulbs have rounded tops and thick wrapper papers with attractive touches of purple. Stored well for our grower in northern Maine—right into May! 40–60 cloves per pound.

Z3-8. Eco-grown in Maine.



6237 Italian Easy Peel - Sustainably Grown
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Price
A: 3 bulbs for $14.00  
Ordering closed for the season
B: 2 # for $46.00  
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C: 5 # for $95.00  
Ordering closed for the season

Additional Information

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.

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.

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