Every year, Ben Ronniger and Kelly Cott, who grow garlic in northern Idaho near the Canadian border drive south all the way to southern Baja California to escape the winter and to help a little village grow and harvest and braid their crop of Organic Baja Morado garlic grown in volcanic soil. They purchase enough to fill their bus This provides a valuable cash crop for the village and an economic opportunity for Ben and Kelly to bring some of it home at a time when fresh garlic is otherwise non-existant. Everybody wins.
Get some really excellent long storing Silverskin garlics at a time when there isn't any fresh garlic anywhere else. Harvested at their peak and cured properly for long storage and carefully packed in the Little Red Bus that could for home in Idaho up near the Canadian border, where they grow Porcelain hardnecks.
Baja Morado is an interesting garlic that was at first thought to be a long storing Creole but upon detailed examination turned out to be an even longer storing Silverskin that has a nice pleasant garlickiness with some pungency. Baja Morado is similar to Mexican Red Silver but with much white in the clove covers rather than solid deep red - they are beautiful.
I got a braid last May and hung it in our kitchen and got a year total storage out of it and that's impressive.
Baja Morado is more pungent than Burgundy but not nearly as pungent as Ajo Rojo. It has a pungency rating of about 5 on a scale of 10 and a garlickiness rating of about 6. It is a good garlicky garlic without being offensively hot. For those who like a garlic with a flavor that will wake you up but not bite you.
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