Wengers Red Russian Garlic - Heirloom Garlic

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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.

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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.


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 sold out for the season. New season stock will be available from December 2017.

Important to note

The Garlic being sold has been grown and harvested in the Western Cape and is direct from the farmer. The garlic is not imported. The varieties are acclimatized to South African conditions.

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