Italian Purple (Turban) Seed Bulb


The amazing Italian Purple (Turban) has the wonderful strong European strength and freshness required for wonderful Italian Summer cooking – strong, sharp and lively.  Great as a summer cooking garlic, caramelises beautifully in oil and has sufficient strength of flavour to stand up to strong ingredients, like spices and tomatoes.

Origin:  Provincial strain imported during Italian immigration to Australia in ’80s
Garlic seed bulb size:  40mm – 80mm (diameter)
Natural storage: 4-5 mths
Plantable Cloves per Bulb:  7-9
Harvest:  Early Harvest, when died back to 4 green leaves
Flavour intensity:  4.7/5
Heat intensity:  4.2/5
Flavour characteristics:   Strong, sharp, piquant and fresh
Culinary:  Raw, Sautee & Roasting
Climate:  Mediterranean, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Cold Climate
Regions:  NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and QLD – but cooler, elevated regions
Growth cycle:  5.5 – 7.0 months
Bulb Arrangement:  Single layer radial pattern
Clove Shape:  Large wedge-shaped cloves

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