Chesnok Red Garlic
- 8-10 cloves per head
- Retains strong flavor when cooked
Also known as ‘Shvelisi,’ this variety originated in the village of Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Rated as one of the best garlics for baking or roasting, it has a good lingering taste and retains flavor well when cooked. Its beautiful purple-striped paper, cloaking red cloves, is quite easy to peel. Purple Stripe varieties need the winter cold snap to assure large bulb production but can still produce reasonably sized bulbs if grown in warm winter regions. While it will grow more vigorously in rich soil, this type of garlic can handle poor soil more readily than most others. Hardneck, 8-10 cloves per bulb.