RUSSIAN ELEPHANT

$5.20
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***NOT TO TAS, WA***   (Allium ampeloprasum)  Originating from Russia & also known as 'Elephant Garlic'.  Tall plant to 1.2m producing large, creamy white bulbs with 3-5 cloves each.  Flavour is milder than regular garlic & is ideal for roasting & other cooked dishes producing a sweet, nutty flavour.  Easy to peel.

Will grow in most parts of Australia, tending to grow taller with a stronger flavour in the cooler regions.
 
Grown using organic methods.
 
HARVEST:  
 
STORAGE:  Medium to Long - Up to 8 Months
 
TYPE:  Russian
 
VARIETY:  Hardneck
 
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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
 

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SKU GarlicRusEle
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg

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