TASMANIAN PURPLE

$4.95
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***NOT TO TAS***   (Allium sativum)  New Zealand heirloom later being brought to Tasmania.  Producing large, purple cloves.  Famous across Australia for its mild, sweet & faintly hot flavour.  Rich and nutty when roasted.  Well suited to Australian conditions. 

HARVEST:  Early to Mid Season
 
STORAGE:  Short - 4 to 5 months
 
TYPE:  Turban
 
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
 

(GarlicTasPur)

SKU GarlicTasPur
Shipping Weight 0.0800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m

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