ITALIAN PURPLE (Garlic)

$4.95
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***NOT TO TAS***   (Allium sativum)  Also known as 'Early Purple' or 'Italian Red'.  Large, round, flattened bulbs with strong purple striping and pink to cream coloured cloves.  Hot, strong flavour becoming rich, creamy and nutty when roasted.  Prefers cold to mild winters with warm springs leading into hot summers, although they are usually harvested well before summer. Very hot spring days can cause water stress and may accelerate their tendency to flop over. Once this happens they need to be harvested within a week or so.  Will grow in most regions from Southern Queensland to Tasmania, as well as South Australia and Western Australia.

HARVEST:  Early Harvest
 
STORAGE:  Short - 3 to 5 months
 
TYPE:  
 
VARIETY:  Hardneck

Approx. 10-12 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

(GarlicITAPUR)

SKU GarlicITAPUR
Shipping Weight 0.0200kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m

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