Garlic - Chesnok Red
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Chesnok Red is a full flavored gourmet garlic of the purple stripe subtype. It has a creamy texture when baked.
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Chesnok Red is from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. This is a standard Purple Stripe type garlic and has the typical heavy purple striping that gives this variety its name. They have about as much purple as Rocamboles but the background color of the bulb wrappers is much more whitish, making for a very attractive appearance. The cloves are milky white with cranberry-colored streaks up the outsides while the edges between the cloves are nearly solid cranberry and the elongated tips rather tannish.
Purple Stripes do not store as well or as long as the softneck varieties (4-6 months) but are generally more intensively flavored and retain their flavor better when cooked. Chesnok Red is a full flavored garlic with a mellow aftertaste that sticks around nicely for a while. Especially nice choice for baking as it has a very creamy texture. They're not as large as Artichoke garlics but are larger than Silverskins (up to around 2 inches). From a grower's perspective, they seem to do fairly well in most locales. You get 9 to 10 easy to peel, large cloves per bulb.
All garlic is grown in raised beds using hand tools and manual labor. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. Soil fertility is maintained by promoting soil life and organic matter.