MARBLED PURPLE STRIPE GROUP
The Marbled Purple Stripe group belong to the Strongly Bolting category, where they prefer cold climates with warm/hot summers (and elevations) and will always produce a scape that should be removed early to ensure a larger bulb. Beautiful pale white marbled purple skins without stripes and incredible purple toned cloves with amazing glowing garlic flavours with very little heat.
Most noted for their small number of large cloves with easy to peel skins. They store for up to 6-7 months and are very flexible because of their mellowed rich flavours and can be used in any culinary style. Loved by those who crave rich, garlicky flavours without the heat or sulphur tones.
Garlic Type: Hardneck, Strongly Bolting
States: NSW (Elevated Only), ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA (Colder/Elevated)
Culinary Type: Raw, Stir Fry, Sauteeing, Slow Food, Roasting
Storage: 6-7 Months
Plant: Late-April to Late May
Harvest: Late Season
Bulb Shape: Pointed tennis ball shape
Bulb Skin: Marbled white and purple thin tissue-like skins.
Cloves Number: 5-8 wedge-shaped cloves in single layer. Clove colours vary from brown-purple tones to strong dark purple tones.
Bulbils: 40-60 in scape.
Growing: Develops 4-6 leaves before winter dormancy, and wants early warm spring and warm summer to allow it mature. Usually a more squatter plant than the Standard, Glazed or Porcelain groups – more similar to the Rocambole in plant size. Can develop 10-12 leaves with squatter growth.
Harvest: Harvest at 4.5 green leaves in cooler, moist or humid soil conditions to maintain bulb skins, however in hot dry areas, plants can be left until almost fully dead before harvesting.