Siberian Hardneck Marbled Purple Stripe Garlic - Sustainably Grown


Siberian Hardneck Marbled Purple Stripe Garlic - Sustainably Grown

Allium sativum An heirloom variety known for its creamy cooked texture and robust well-rounded flavor that doesn’t overpower other ingredients in a dish. Long storage potential of 6–7 months. Bulbs feature marbled mottled purple-striped papers and 5–8 cloves. Siberian garlic contains a very high amount of allicin, an antimicrobial compound that helps support the body’s cholesterol levels and immune system. Grows very well in cold climates. Eco-grown in Maine. BACK!
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6247 Siberian - Sustainably Grown
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A: 3 bulbs for $15.30  
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B: 2 lb for $47.70  
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C: 10 lb for $180.00  
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Additional Information

Marbled Purple Stripe Garlic

Mottled purple striping on the skins of both clove and bulb. The leaves tend to be broader and bulbs tend to have fewer cloves than Purple Stripe varieties, though the cloves are often larger and more squat in appearance; 4-7 per bulb. This hardneck group produces bulbs that store well and excellent for roasting.

Scapes curl and coil dramatically; small bulbils. 30–50 cloves per pound.

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.

Hardneck Garlic

Hardneck garlic has a hard stalk in the center of the bulb, and (the vast majority of the time) only one ring of cloves. Plant grows an edible scape, a tall leafless stalk with a flower-like top. Not braidable, but can be tied in attractive bundles and hung.

Cut off the scape before it uncurls to get the best bulb size. Not easy on a commercial scale, but on a smaller scale it’s not much work, plus fresh tops are great in salads, stir-fries, pickles, pesto!

If you leave the tops on, the below-ground bulb will likely be smaller, but you’ll get a membrane full of bulbils. Depending on type, you can eat them, or plant them in autumn either for greens next spring or full-sized bulbs in two to four years.

Softneck garlic (which we’ve offered in the past) produces multiple rings of cloves and a soft braidable top. Hardnecks are closer to wild garlic, and have a greater range of character and more complex flavor than softneck. Hardnecks are much hardier, thus recommended for cold climates.