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Russian Red Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown
Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Said to have been brought to the Pacific Northwest by Russian immigrants in the early 1900s, and so named for its mottled burgundy skin. Forms a ring of 5–8 large plump cloves around a central stalk. Keeps well for over six months. “Delicious garlic flavor with no bitter aftertaste,” says RR grower and garlic aficionado M. Coffin. 50–60 cloves per pound.
Z3-8. Eco-grown in Maine.
6240 Russian Red - Sustainably Grown
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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