Garlic, Vekan (Pre-order, ships late August 2024)

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  • Regular price $25.00

Quick facts

  • Web exclusive
  • Hard neck
  • Purple glazer type, Marbled group
  • Rich, slightly sweet flavor
  • Great for roasting or eating raw

A rare Czech garlic with a rich flavor.  Glazer type hard-neck that will grow well in most climates except those with the warmest winters.  Small to mid-sized heads are covered in pearly white wrappers that when peeled reveal the rich purple striping.  Storage life about 7-8 months.  Early season garlic, harvest mid July.

Originally obtained by Giving Ground Seeds from growers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA.  

*AKA Vekak garlic

How to grow it:

Plant individual cloves in fall, Sept-Oct, root side down, about 2 inches deep. Cover with straw mulch to help protect cloves from deep freezes. Harvest when leaves begin to dry down, around mid-July. Hang to let cure for 2-4 weeks in a covered location.

*Quantities are per pound.