Italian Red (Subtropical) Seed Bulb

AU$9.95 incl. GST

This Italian Red (Subtropical) strain is from Mediterranean origins in Italy and carries the stronger, shaper, sweet Italian characteristics and is slightly stronger than Italian Pink (Subtropical).  Sufficiently strong to use in oil sauteeing and pasta sauces and delightfully strong when used as a marinade.

Warm climate, short day garlic suited for growing in warmer regions of Nth NSW and QLD and is acclimated to shorter warmer Winters and warm to hot Springs requiring only a very short 5.5 – 6.5 month growth cycle (compared to 7-9 months for other garlics).  Whilst technically being a softneck that produces up to 3 layers of irregularly shaped cloves it produces a short scape that terminates within the stem, often producing bulbils that bulge through the stem.

Origin:  Italy (Mediterranean)
Garlic seed bulb size:  40mm – 70mm (diameter)
Natural storage: 7-9 mths+
Plantable Cloves per Bulb:  7-15
Harvest:  Extra Early Harvest, when died back to 6 green leaves
Flavour intensity:  4.6/5
Heat intensity:  4.3/5
Flavour characteristics: Strong, sharp true garlic with kick of heat
Culinary:  Raw, Sautee & Slowfood
Climate:  Subtropical & Warm Temperate (milder winter regions)
Regions:  Warmer regions of QLD & Northern NSW and SA, WA
Growth cycle:  5.5 – 6.5 months
Bulb Arrangement: Oblong to rounded tear drop shape, pink skin
Clove Shape:  Irregular rounded wedge & petal shapes

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