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Organic Chesnok Red Garlic (Hardneck)
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A staff favorite in our annual garlic tasting for the last 5 years straight, we adore Chesnok Red for its rich garlic flavor and balanced, sweet-heat when cooked. Raw, its intense heat quickly dissipates but cooking truly brings out is earthy, rich garlic complexities.

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Organic Chesnok Red Garlic

A staff favorite in our annual garlic tasting for the last 5 years straight, we adore Chesnok Red for its rich garlic flavor and balanced, sweet-heat when cooked. Raw, its intense heat quickly dissipates but cooking truly brings out is earthy, rich garlic complexities.

Collected in the southern Republic of Georgia in 1985, it is a highly productive “Purple Stripe” type with silver-purple streaking on each bulb and clove skin. In January, once the short-storing but delectable Rocambole varieties have been eaten, Chesnok Red becomes one of our favorites with its rich, smooth sweetness and touch of heat. Its cloves are initially hard to peel, making Chesnok Red an excellent storage variety; the cloves become easier to peel the longer they store and bulbs store up to 12 months.

Average 6-10 cloves per bulb.


“Purple Stripe” varieties are the oldest of all garlic, closest to the origins of the species. They are a hardneck, sending up spiraling, edible scapes in June that may flower in addition to producing bulbils. Their flavors as a group are strong, complex and richly garlicky without being overly sulfurous though they lack the sweetness of the Rocamboles. Several of our favorite varieties are Purple Stripe and we prefer them for roasting, especially. Purple Stripes are named for their vivid purple skins that often stripe deeper purple and their 6-10 cloves are arranged in a single layer around the scape (though very large bulbs may form a second layer). Because their skins are more tightly attached than Rocambole types, Purple Stripes store longer and become easier to peel the longer they store.

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5 of 5 Garlic June 1, 2020
Reviewer: Lawrence Gilhooly from New City , NY United States  
As usual the garlic I purchased has been doing spectacular. All cloves planted are now growing beautifully , can’t wait to harvest in July.

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5 of 5 June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Cheryl Reed from NORWELL, MA United States  


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5 of 5 Growing garlic in Connecticut June 20, 2019
Reviewer: Jean Sandhofer from Suffield, CT United States  
I ordered garlic last late summer, and one of the bulbs was moldy. Petra - ever kind - fell over herself apologizing. She not only sent me more bulbs but a packet of tomato seeds (10 Fingers of Naples), since I told her I had lived in Naples, Italy. I'm happy to say with Fruition's informative videos, both "crops "(knock wood) look healthy and full of promise. I'm a Fruition Fan.

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5 of 5 Delicious and easy to grow June 13, 2019
Reviewer: Anya Zelinska from Fort Worth, TX United States  
I've harvested only one bulb so far while the rest are still ripening, and I loved the taste! It's such a beautiful bulb with easy to peel cloves. The flavor is outstanding!

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5 of 5 Growing like crazy! June 17, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from LockHaven, PA United States  
It's only June 16th and the garlic is growing like crazy.  I planted last October and covered with a layer of leaves I mulched with the lawn mower. The plants are hearty, very tall and I already harvested the scrapes. I can't wait to dig up the garlic to see the size of the . bulbs

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