These are highly adaptable to different climates having been found from tropical Southeast Asia to arid Central Asia, to the Pyrenees and surrounding lowlands. Here in Southern Oregon, where they are some of the first to emerge and earliest to mature, the scapes seldom have time to coil before the plants are ready to harvest. The plants have wide floppy leaves and bolt weakly, forming scapes with red tinged umbels. Due to the lack of fiber in the leaves, they are ideal for garlic greens pesto and well suited for early greens production. The stems are weak, thus pliable enough to braid. The outer bulb wrappers have beautiful dark purple striping revealing 10-12 plump salmon colored cloves per head, 45-60 cloves per pound. They are generally mild in heat with a nice earthy flavor, and will store around 7 months.
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