***NOT TO 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. Perfect for those who prefer a milder flavoured garlic.
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.