Purple Glazer Garlic - Heirloom Garlic

Seeds for Africa


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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.

Harvest Time



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 will be available to pre-order from December for delivery from January to February in time for the ideal planting season in Autumn.

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.

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