For planting in Fall of 2023
Shipping starts the last week of September!!
SORRY, WE CANNOT SHIP GARLIC TO: AK, HI, APO, PR and FOREIGN COUNTRIES. CERTAIN COUNTIES IN ID AND WA HAVE QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THESE COUNTIES
Bavarian Purple is considered a "gourmet garlic" for its beautiful purple-skinned cloves and its hot flavor. Great for roasting and cooking, the hot flavor does mellow when cooked. It produces 9-11 cloves per head. It is said that purple garlic produces a much higher level of Allicin which is beneficial in removing toxins. It does well in very cold climates and will store for up to 6 months! Don't forget to harvest and eat the scapes (soup, pesto, hummus, roasting) the following spring or leave a few on to produce bulblets for planting next fall. Naturally grown.
1 POUND PER ORDER
Separate cloves, plant 2-4 inches deep and 5-6 inches apart with the pointed end up, 3-4 weeks before the ground freezes.
When the lower 4-5 leaves have dried. Dry and hang out of direct light in a warm area with good air circulation. After they have dried for 2-3 weeks, cut off the stem, 1" from the bulb, and trim the roots.
Plant in well-drained, rich soil, amend with organic matter, such as compost. Mulch the garlic 4" with straw or chopped leaves, this helps protect from extreme winter conditions, keeps the soil evenly moist, and controls weeds for next season. Cut off scapes when they emerge (the curly seed stalk that will rise from the middle of the plant) so the plant can put its energy into producing the bulb, not the seed head. You can leave scapes on, producing smaller bulbs and the bulbets from the seed head can be planted for full-sized garlic in 2 years.