German Red Hardneck Rocambole Garlic OGAllium 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.
Rocambole Garlic, hardneck type, produces 5-13 medium-large cloves with tan, brown or reddish skins, slightly loose and relatively easy-peeling. Maybe because the clove skins are looser, a slightly shorter shelf life than Porcelains. Generally, stores well through February, and if cured well, can store months longer. Scapes form tight coils. Some claim this class has the finest, richest flavor.
Z3-8. OEFFA-certified organic.