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***NOT TO WA, TAS***  (Allium sativum)  Medium to large, flattened bulbs with white skin and strong purple streaks.  Warm to hot with rich garlic flavour becoming milder & more nutty when roasted.  

This variety first appeared in the Snowy Mountains NSW around 80 years ago when the first Yugoslavian tunnel diggers for the Snowy Hydro Scheme brought the garlic out from Europe. While there is no proof of this proposition, there is also no reason why it couldn’t be true. The name Monaro comes from the Monaro region of Southern NSW, that also encompases a small part of Victoria near the Snowy River National Park. 

Grows well in most garlic growing regions of Australia except the most humid. Southern NSW to Tasmania, SA and Southern WA.  Likes winter cold and needs to be harvested quickly once bulbs are matures, especially in warmer, more humid regions.

Grown on a chemical-free farm using no pesticides or herbicides & 100% organic mulch.

STORAGE:  Short to Medium
TYPE:  Turban
VARIETY:  Hardneck 

1 Bulb $4.20 (approx. 8-12 cloves per bulb)


SOFTNECK vs. HARDNECK? (What is the difference?)
SOFTNECK (Allium sativum)
- soft & pliable neck (the stalk that grows up from a garlic) at maturity making them easy to braid
- strong flavour
- harder to peel than hardneck varieties
- stores well (due to several potective outer layers of papery skin)
- produces large & small cloves 
- well suited to warmer areas with hot summers & mild winters
HARDNECK (Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon)
- hard & stiff neck (the stalk that grows up from a garlic) at maturity forming scapes which may also be used in cooking
- mild taste
- easy to peel
- best used soon after harvest (due to only a few protective papery layers)
- mainly large cloves around the outside of the bulb 
- thrive & grow better in cooler areas



SKU GarlicMonPur
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m

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