German Red Garlic
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An heirloom rocambole-type hardneck garlic. Strong, pungent, flavor, 8-10 easily peeled cloves in purple or maroon wrappers.
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(Allium Sativum Ophioscorodon)
HIghly valued for its culinary qualities, this garlic has a complex flavor, pungent, strong, sweet, and even a little lemony.
Each bulb has about 8-10 cloves arranged around a single stalk that will send up a topsetting bulb, or "scape," a few weeks before maturity. The scape should be removed for optimum development of the main bulb!
The outer wrapper ranges from white with pink streaks to a deep streaky purple. The cloves are wrapped in distinctive purple or reddish-brown wrappers that are very easy to peel.
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||4 to 9|
|Soil:||Very rich, well-drained soil with pH between 6 and 7|
|Propagation / Germination:||Plant in late summer or fall, when the ground is cool but not cold. Mulch heavily with straw for best results.|
|Water:||moderate. 1 inch required in last month|
|Pests and Diseases:||Susceptible to rot if exposed to fluctuating temperatures or too much damp.|