Heritage Garlic Bulb Collection
Botanical Name: Allium sativum var. ophioscorodon
Pack quantity: 3 x 2 bulbs
Item code: 49039
Despatch: From :- To be confirmed
This super saver Heritage Garlic Bulb Collection consists of 3 packs (2 bulbs per pack) of our heritage garlics with fascinating history, giving you a saving of £4!
Garlic Bohemian Rose (hardneck)-A lovely creamy appearance with slightly, purplish cloves make this new variety very special. Originating from the north of Bohemia, close to Prague, it produces plants which are both strong and tall with large leaves, which can be over a meter high! A strong and spicy flavour and a good keeper.
Garlic Mikulov (hardneck)-This one is a real beauty, with attractive violet coloured bulbs which go on to produce large, plump and juicy cloves. From the southern Moravian town of Mikulov, it’s a strong grower producing bulbs with fire and heat. Once harvested, it stores well.
Garlic Red Duke (hardneck)-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 three 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.
All of these varieties are perfect for autumn planting – we’ve tried and tested them and know that they perform well. We choose only the finest quality bulbs, grown commercially in the UK by one of the world’s leading garlic farms. You should always buy garlic from a reputable source and never plant shop bought, cooking garlic. All of our bulbs are certified as disease and virus free.