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***NOT TO TAS***  (Allium sativum)  Originating from Spain.  Round, globe shaped small to medium bulbs with purple cloves & minimal heat (quite mild); rich nutty flavour.  Good both raw & cooked.  The name is believed to be associated with Fidel Castro and as a result is also known as ‘Cuban Purple’. It grows well in hot climates where others struggle.  Grows well from Northern NSW to TAS.  Will also grow in WA & does particularly well in SA.    Has a relatively strong scape but generally dropping rather than looping.  
Grown on a chemical-free farm with no pesticides or herbicides & 100% organic mulch.
HARVEST:  Mid to Late
STORAGE:  Long - up to 12 months
TYPE:  Creole
VARIETY:  Hardneck 

1 Bulb $4.20 (approx. 10-12 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 GarlicRojDeCas
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m

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