Garlic (heritage)

Garlic 'Purple Moldovian'

Garlic (heritage) - Garlic  'Purple Moldovian'

Common Name: Garlic (heritage)
Genus: Garlic
Cultivar: 'Purple Moldovian'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: August & September
Months to Plant Outside: November to March

Possibly originating from Kazakhstan this is a rare relic of the Sarmatian Black Sea civilisation which sadly is usually only grown by garlic aficionados. It should be top of the chefs wish-list as it produces large juicy easy-peeling cloves with a rounded flavour that are ideal for stir-fries and pickling. Not only that but it is decorative too as it has beautiful floral twirls on the flowering stems.

  • Garden care: Plant from November to early march (if frost permits). Space the cloves 15cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Uproot as soon as the leaves start to fade and dry the bulbs before use.

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