Wengers Red Russian Garlic - Heirloom Garlic

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Description

A Marbled Purple Stripe - an excellent new Red Russian garlic a beautiful well-sized bulb with stout cloves.  The distinctive wrapper leaves of these big bulbs are slightly purple. Wenger's Red Russian garlic has the ability to withstand soggy winter soils better than any of the others. Expect up to eight substantial cloves per bulb of this flavourful heirloom garlic variety.

Harvest Time

Mid-season

Origin

Russia.

Flavour and Uses

Medium hot garlic. Good for cooking and roasting.

Appearance and size

Averages 6-8 large cloves that are fairly consistent in size.. The bulb pops easily and there are very few double cloves, which is great for commercial growers.

Harvest and Storage

Mid-season harvest. Let those bulbs reach their maximum size by waiting until a good 50% of the leaves are brown. The wrappers on Marbled Purple Stripes (which are an extension of the leaves above) are so thick and strong that you don't need as many to be intact at harvest.

Sowing

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 5-7

Available in packs of :

2 heads - Approximately 12 cloves(seeds)

17 heads - Approximately 100 cloves(seeds)

170 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.

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