Harvest in late spring/early summer...stores well into spring.
Labera Purple is an interesting Creole that has a nice pleasant garlickiness but with little ot no pungency for the first 20 to 30 seconds and then becomes very hot with a pungency of about 7.5 on a scale of 10 but it goes away after about 30 seconds leaving a very garlicky and still pungent aftertaste. A pleasantly surprising garlic.
It is much more pungent than Burgundy yet not as pungent as Ajo Rojo, which is quite hot. It has a pungency rating of about 7.5 on a scale of 10 and a garlickiness rating of about 4-5. Like all Creoles, it is a long storing garlic.
The size all Creole garlics grow to depends on where they grow as they require as much direct overhead sunlight as they can get. Most of them have grown in the Caribbean area the last 500 years and they get real big when grown down South but rather small when grown in the north because they cannot get the intense sunlight they need.
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