Russian Red Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Organic


Russian Red Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Organic

Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon Said to have been brought to the Pacific Northwest by Russian immigrants in the early 1900s, and so named for its mottled burgundy skin. Forms a ring of 5–12 large plump cloves around a central stalk. Keeps well for over six months. “Delicious garlic flavor with no bitter aftertaste,” says Russian Red grower and garlic aficionado M. Coffin. 50–60 cloves per pound.

Z3-8. Maine Grown. Certified Organic.

6238 Russian Red - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 3 bulbs for $15.00  
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B: 2 # for $48.00  
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C: 5 # for $99.00  
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D: 20 # for $340.00  
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Additional Information

Rocambole Garlic, hardneck type

Produces 5–13 medium-large cloves with tan, brown or reddish skins, slightly loose and relatively easy-peeling. A shorter shelf life than Porcelains, maybe because the clove skins are looser, maybe because of a slight tendency to split cloves. Generally, stores well through February, and—if really cured well and in optimal storage—can store months longer.

Scapes form tight coils. Forms 8–25 bulbils the size of peas or small marbles; skins can be tight, but bulbils are otherwise good cooking whole or smashed.

More variation in cloves per pound than other classes. Some claim this class has the finest, richest flavor.

Seed Garlic

The bulb size, the skin color, the flavor, and the size and number of cloves are partly determined by genetics, and partly by cultural practices, soil and weather.

Our standard for a seed garlic bulb is a minimum 2" diameter. Every lot of garlic we ship has tested negative both for garlic bloat nematode and for white rot.

Artichoke Garlic, softneck type

Produces a bulb with two or more rings of cloves and a soft, braidable stem with no flower scape. 50–60 cloves per pound.