Italian Red (Artichoke) Seed Bulb

$7.50 incl. GST

Another superb Italian Artichoke with sharp tones (a little sharper than Italian Late). Great for intense European recipes where the garlic needs to compete with strong flavours. Really impressed with this cultivar – it produces the largest bulb in the Artichoke group.

Origin:  Italian EU Commercial Breed
Garlic seed bulb size:  50mm – 80mm (diameter)
Natural storage: 7-9 mths+
Plantable Cloves per Bulb:  9-15
Harvest:  Mid-Season Harvest, when died back to 6 green leaves
Flavour intensity:  4.8/5
Heat intensity:  4.7/5
Flavour characteristics: Sharp and lively when raw – but strong and deep cooked
Culinary:  Sautee & Slow Food
Climate:  Mediterranean, Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate, Cold Climate
Regions:  NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and QLD – but cooler, elevated regions
Growth cycle:  6.5 – 7.5 months
Bulb Arrangement:  2-3 Layers, often oval to round bulbs
Clove Shape:  Large irregular shape on outer layer, smaller in inner two layer

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