Glazed Purple Stripe Garlic

Glazed Purple Stripe garlic is a small family group of strongly bolting hardnecks that are genetically different from the other two Purple Stripe groupings (Standard Purple Stripe and Marbled Purple Stripe). The three groups of Purple Stripe garlics are often mistakenly grouped together due to their name, however they are each genetically unique and no more related to each other than to other groups such as Rocamboles or Porcelains.

Glazed Purple Stripe garlic is generally know for its beautiful colouring, most notably the glazed or matte metallic appearance that their bulb wrappers have. The bulb and clove colourations are however, largely influenced by the location and environmental conditions they are grown in.

These garlics are cold hardy and require exposure to cold temperatures in order to thrive and develop large bulbs. They are well suited for growing in Canada and tend to preform best in colder climates. The umbel capsules usually contain a large number of smaller, usable bulbils that will form rounds in the first year. Scape removal is important if maximum bulb size is desired. 

The bulbs contain 8 to 10 plump cloves covered by delicate wrappers requiring care when handling. From a culinary perspective, they are not overly hot and have good flavour. Has a storage life of 5 to 8 months.