***NOT TO WA, SA, TAS*** (Allium sativum) Heirloom from Cordoba in Spain. Very white bulb with tissue-like transparent skin containing dark, red-purple cloves with buff patching and streaks and hot, spicy flavour with persistent heat. Stores well - up to 12 months meaning you have garlic all year round. A late-season garlic being harvested 8 weeks after Turbans or when it falls over. Whilst this cultivar is a smaller bulb, it has a delightful flavour and is well worth the effort, particularly when it is out of season and there is no Australian garlic available.
Grows well from Northern NSW to TAS & across to WA & SA. Doesn't do well in wet humid conditions & likes dry heat.
In Penny Woodward's book 'Garlic'Manuel Benitee is placed in the Creole Group. But this cultivar, grown mainly in Tasmania very seldomly grows a scape and is probably better in the Silverskin Group. At one point Creoles and Silverskins were all classed in the one Group and they are quite closely related.
HARVEST: Mid to Late Season
STORAGE: Long - up to 12 months or more
TYPE: Silverskin / Creole
1 Bulb $4.20 (approx. 12-15 cloves in 2 layers per bulb)