Chesnok Red (standard purple stripe ) This is another one that has done consistently well for us. It’s said that this is one of the best cooking garlics. It is very flavorful, having won “best baking garlic” taste tests conducted by Rodale, Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart and others. It holds its shape and retains flavor well when cooked. It has large easy to peel cloves. Originally from Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Averages about 8 cloves per bulb.
A strong rich taste noted as a great roasting garlic. Noted for purple coloration and striping. This variety has tighter cloves skins which result in a longer storage time. Needs a cold spell ( vernalized) to grow into larger bulbs.