Moscow Red Russian
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This amazing selection of Red Russian is a Marbled Purple Stripe variety that consistently produces large bulbs with fat cloves. Popular with market gardeners due to its size, easy peeling and ability to perform well under most conditions.
Moscow Red Russian has a deep long-lasting flavour with a sweet aftertaste that never disappoints. Enjoyed best when cooked or added to foods.
Plants are cold hardy and well suited for regions with harsh winters.
Scapes produce medium-sized bulbils that can be used for planting, although, scape removal is recommended for maximum bulb size.
Bulbs are uniform with an average of 5 to 7 cloves per bulb. Bulb wrappers and clove skins range in colour from reddish to purple with an intensity that varies depending on the soil and winter conditions.
Generally, stores for 4 to 5 months so it is best sold or consumed before other longer storing varieties.
It is important to note that (Moscow) Red Russian is from the Marbled Purple Stripe Family and is different from Russian Red which is from the Standard Purple Stripe Family. Moscow tends to have plants with slightly larger leaves, bigger bulbils and fatter cloves that are easy to peel. Both grow similar-sized bulbs under optimal growing conditions, however, Moscow tends to do slightly better under stressful conditions.
Garlic is a heavy feeder. For best results, apply a well-balanced organic fertilizer at planting and in spring. Planting a green manure cover crop the season before growing garlic is also recommended.
See our Garlic Growing Guide for detailed planting and growing instructions.
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Our premium garlic is carefully examined throughout the season, from planting to harvest. Cloves, plants, and bulbs are all individually inspected to maintain the highest quality seed stock available!