Organic Red Rezan Hardneck Garlic
Please Note: Garlic will begin shipping in mid to late September
A hardneck collected by Klaus Pistrick in 1986 from Rezan, Russia just southeast of Moscow, this ‘Purple Stripe’ variety is beloved for well-rounded garlic flavor and strong aromatic warmth both raw and cooked. We love Organic Red Rezan Hardneck Garlic for the rich depth and heat it brings our pesto. Its ultra-smooth wrappers are glazed purple and silver. Each clove is silver with a blush of purple at its base. Beloved for a well-rounded garlic flavor with very little heat raw or cooked. Each bulb has 8-12 easy-to-peel cloves that will store 7-8 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. Also, garlic is one of the hungriest crops in your garden! We feed our soil as well as our garlic with our Organic Garlic & Shallot Fertilizer as well as our Fish & Kelp Emulsion.
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