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Organic Purple Glazer (Hardneck)
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Mild even when raw, flavors sweeten further with cooking with a distinctly leek flavor devoid of heat. Glazed Purple Stripe.

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Organic Purple Glazer- A hardneck garlic collected in 1986 from the east-central Republic of Georgia, Purple Glazer is a ‘Glazed Purple Stripe’ variety, the oldest of all garlic types. Mild even when raw, its flavor sweetens further with cooking and has a distinctly leek flavor devoid of heat. We love Purple Glazer roasted and spread on baguette with olive oil; its also a great choice for roasting or baking, allowing its rich flavors to compliment rather than overwhelm a dish. Even its scapes have a rich, sweet warmth rather than an assertive pungency. Purple Glazer is also one of the most visually appealing varieties we’ve ever seen: each outer skin is bright white with deep purple inner layers lined with silver, each large easy-to-peel clove is copper with purple streaking. Bulbs average 8-12 cloves in two layers, each layer equally large and storing up to 8 months.

'Glazed Purple Stripe' varieties are a sub-group of ‘Purple Stripe,’ each one hardneck and the most ancient of all garlic DNA types. Most closely related to wild garlic, they produce scapes that sometimes flower rather than vegetative bulbils. They grow taller with longer, thinner leaves than other garlic types and withstand even the coldest conditions. Storage is 7-8 months. Their name is appropriate for their silvery purple bulb wrappers with gold tones. Clove skins are smooth and shiny with a purple blush over a tannish background (though, like all garlic, wrapper hue shifts with soil types and other environmental conditions). In general, their flavors are rich and well-rounded without the strong, lingering heat of other types.

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