Phillips Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown


Phillips Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown

Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Each bulb contains 6–12 large cloves with a milder flavor than Russian Red. The tan exterior skins and purple mottled clove wrappers are more substantial than most Rocamboles; an excellent keeper. Slow to emerge in spring, so don’t be alarmed when these take an extra two weeks to appear. They catch up quickly and mature at the same time as other varieties. Originally obtained from Raymond Rowe of Phillips, Maine. 55–65 cloves per pound.

Z3-8. Eco-grown in Maine.

6238 Phillips - Sustainably Grown
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A: 3 bulbs for $14.00  
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B: 2 # for $46.00  
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C: 5 # for $95.00  
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D: 20 # for $295.00   ($280.25)
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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 and in optimal storage—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.