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Marbled Purple Stripe Group
Late Season| Medium Storing | 4-9 cloves
The Baker: This easy-peeler is known for its tastiness when roasted
Marbled Purple Stripe garlic grows best in cold climates with cold winters. It is known for its consistently large cloves. This garlic group produces several tan and purple coloured cloves on a purple marbled hue cream bulb wrapper. It grows best in a cool to cold winter climate.
The garlic is a strongly-bolting hardneck type meaning it sends up a flower scape with a solid stem which is not braidable. This garlic is considered great for roasting with its sweet, hot flavour. It is more sulphurous than Standard Purple Stripe garlic.
Clove & Bulb Appearance
The bulb of this garlic type normally has a round, squat shape and is generally a cream colour with a purple dappled or marbled wrapper (skin) appearance. The bulbs have a single layer of 4-9 cloves.
Generally, all cloves of a standard-sized bulb are of a size suitable for planting. The clove size is normally large and has a wedge like appearance. The clove skin is a dull tan colour with purple blush and is easy peeling.
Their easy-peeling nature makes them ideal in the kitchen and have a hot and sweet taste. They have a medium storage life of around 6-7 months after harvest.
This hardneck garlic sends out a scape (flower stalk) particularly in colder climates. They typically produce a moderate amount (20-60) of medium purple to dark purple coloured bulbils. If trying to experiment to grow true garlic seed (not a clone as from cloves or bulbils) then marbled purple stripe is the garlic most likely to succeed in producing the elusive tiny black seeds.
Leaves & Scapes
Marbled Purple Stripe garlic has a wide floppy pale green leaf. Scapes normally forms as a 3/4 loop with a wide green-blue umbel with a short purple blush which appears on the base of the immature spathe.
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