Purple Glazer Garlic - Heirloom Garlic
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A glazed purple stripe garlic. Satiny clove wrappers, a vivid, royal purple tinged with shiny gold and/or silver hues makes this one of the most attractive garlics. A sub-variety of Purple Stripe that likes cold winters. Purple Glazers are tall plants with dark green very elongated leaves with a definite blue cast to them in the sunlight. They are usually the tallest garlics. With good growing conditions the bulbs can get very large, up to 5cm in diameter. The inner bulb wrappers of Purple Glazers can be almost solid purple whilst the cloves are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips.
Republic of Georgia. Purple Glazer is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties.
Flavour and Uses
Purple Glazer is a medium-hot garlic that has sharp flavour with sweetness underneath, and is backloaded with spiciness. An excellent roasting garlic that holds texture and flavour. One of the best garlics for baking in bread; mince and knead it into the bread dough where it will melt while baking!
Appearance and size
Rich burgundy stripes run down the smooth, white skin, approximately 6-9 cloves per bulb and 16 - 20 bulbs per kilogram.
Harvest and Storage
Harvest Mid-season early summer. These bulbs store every bit as long and firm as the standard Purple Stripes, around 7-8 months at room temp after harvest.
Best Planted in rows 30cm apart with 20cm between rows. The coverage that can be expected would be :
10 Cloves – 1m2
100 Cloves – 10m2
1000 Cloves – 100m2
Garlic is available to order now for delivery from Tuesday 22 January 2019. Please note that garlic is being sold in heads as opposed to cloves as the garlic is better stored in heads and produces stronger plants with better yields when broken into cloves just before planting. Listed below you will see the number of heads and approximate cloves (seeds) per head.
Cloves (Seeds) per head - Approximately 6-8
Available in packs of :
2 heads - Approximately 14 cloves(seeds)
15 heads - Approximately 100 cloves(seeds)
150 heads - Approximately 1000 cloves(seeds)
Pricing on larger quantities is available on request.
Each pack contains small to large heads.
Important to note
The Garlic being sold has been grown and harvested in South Africa and is direct from the farmer. The garlic is not imported. The varieties are acclimatized to South African conditions.