$4.95
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SOLD OUT UNTIL JAN 2019 ***NOT TO TAS***  (Allium sativum)  First introduced by Chester Aarons, the famous garlic grower and author who sourced it from San Francisco's China Town.  Believed to have originated from Xi'an in the Shanxi Provence in China.  Attractive white bulbs with random, maroon, thick vertical stripes containing purple coloured cloves with strong, earthy flavour.  Described by Chester Aarons as having 'Intense heat when eaten raw, followed by a rich, earthy, mushroomy finish.'  Prefers being grown in reasonably cold winters and hot dry summers.

HARVEST:  Very Early

STORAGE:  Short - up to 4 months
 
TYPE:  Turban
 
VARIETY:  Hardneck
 
1 Bulb $4.95 (approx. 6-10 cloves per bulb)
 
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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
 

(GARLICXia)

SKU GARLICXia
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg

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