Popular Name: Botanical Name: Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon Pack quantity: 2 bulbs Item code: 47772 Despatch: From 25th September 2018.
From the Czech Republic, the bulbs have a white skin and large, plump, purple cloves which have a tangy and spicy flavour – much hotter than most commonly planted garlic in the UK. We introduced this variety last year and received, many favourable comments!
Our heritage garlics have a fascinating history going back for many hundreds of years and originate largely from Bohemia, Moravia and the Ukraine. Our own trials have shown them to grow well in the UK yielding attractive coloured bulbs with a very diverse range of flavours and tastes – some sweet, some fiery and all with real garlic heat. All are hardneck varieties, so will produce a flowering stalk – snap this off as soon as it appears to help increase bulb size and then use in stir-fries to add some fresh, garlic flavour. Well worth making some room for on the allotment and vegetable garden.
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