Russian Red has beautiful purple skins. We love these in summer salads and Fall recipes. This is a garlic you will want to grow from year to year. This is a hardy rocambole variety that grows well in most regions. Tolerant of moisture. 6-8 cloves per bulb. Approximately 60 cloves per pound. 5-6 month shelf life when stored well. Double cloves are common. This is one of my favorites.
These are prized by many famous chefs for their fine flavor and large easy to peel cloves. Beautiful scapes with single and double curls. Bulbs with single and some prone to double cloves. A shorter shelf life of approximately 5 months as a result of the loose skins so enjoy them into Fall. Needs a period of cold weather to grow large bulbs. (Vernalization). Cloves are tan to brown. This is a garlic plant I love to watch grow with the blue green large wide leaves that sway in the breeze. They are the winner of the fashion show. Most strains yield 6-10 cloves around the hard stem. One pound of seed garlic will yield approximately 50-60 plants.