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Purple Stripe Garlics

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Buy beautiful, flavorful Purple Stripe garlics below for fall shipment

Purple Stripe Garlics Table of Contents
- [ Standard Purple Stripe Garlics ] -
[ Belarus ] [ Chesnok Red ] [ Persian Star ] [ Shevlisi ]

- [ Marbled Group of Purple Stripes ] -
[ Bogatyr ] [ Gourmet Red ] [ Metechi ] [ Siberian ]

- [ Glazed Group of Purple Stripes ] -
[ Brown Tempest ] [ Celeste ] [ Purple Glazer ]

Three distinctly different varieties of garlic

- Purple Stripes - Garlics that are purple - beautiful purple. -
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Welcome to our Online Catalog.
Five ways to buy from the growers in our Farmers Market:

1. - If you know the name of the garlic you want to buy,
click here look it up in an alphabetical listing and click on the name of the one you want.
or
2. - If you don't know the name of the garlic you want to buy,
click here look it up in a list sorted by mild, medium and hot/strong
and click on the name of one that sounds good to you.
or
3. - If you just want a sampler assortment
click here buy a sampler assortment of several varieties.
and click on the name of one that sounds good to you.
or
4. - Click here to go to our farmers market and click on the picture
of a grower you feel good about and buy from them.
or
5.- Call Bob at (325) 348-3049

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Beautifull picture of some MarbledPurple Stripe garlics.

Purple Stripe garlics

Purple Stripe garlics are ophios (hardnecks) and are usually vividly striped with purplish vertical stripes decorating the bulb wrappers, hence their name. In between the purple stripes, their bulb wrappers are usually very white and thick. Some sub-varieties are even heavily splotched with purple. Coloration is affected by growing conditions, particularly weather and sometimes they are strongly colored and at other times more white than purple. They tend to be rather rich in flavor and not overly hot, though some are milder, and store fairly well. They tend to mature about midway through the local harvest season although some mature late.

Standard Purple Stripe garlics make the sweetest baking garlics of all. The first time I tried roasted Chesnok Red garlic, I thought someone had put some sugar in it - they are sweet. You can add roasted Purple Stripe garlic to vanilla ice cream and re-freeze it and it will have the taste and texture of butter brickle ice cream.

Purple Stripe garlics grow well in most of the USA and the marbled Purple Stripes like Metechi and Siberian have consistently grown very well here in West central Texas and they seem to be more resistant to damage by early hot weather than most other kinds.

In addition to the standard purple stripes, there are two groups of sub-varieties, the glazed group and the marbled group. Both seem to have thicker bulb wrappers but the glazed group has almost glassy-looking bulb wrappers at times, thus their name.
The Marbled group could be easily mistaken for Porcelains were it not for their bold colors and elongated clove tips. They have fewer cloves per bulb than the standard group and most have a much hotter raw taste. Both subgroups are harder to find than the standard group.

Purple stripes tend to be very beautiful garlics and some are almost solid purple. that tend to be either very strong, such as Metechi or very mild, such as Siberian. Persian Star has extremely long pointed clove covers that protrude an inch or two above the clove and a wonderful medium flavor.


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The Standard Group of Purple Stripe Garlics

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Belarus - A true medium hardneck garlic that is sweet when roasted.

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Harvests early-mid summer - stores through winter.

Belarus is another beautiful Purple Stripe garlic with a rich garlicky flavor and is delightfully mellow but with a little bite when raw. The outer bulb wrappers are white and thick and becoming vertically striped with increasingly more purple stripes the closer to the cloves one gets. The clove covers themselves are a deep reddish purple. If you like a lot of red, you'll love these Purple Stripe garlics.

Belarus can be a very prolific garlic in cold winter areas and grows well in states with moderate temps but probably not for extreme southern areas.


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Chesnok Red - A true medium hardneck garlic that is sweet when roasted.

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- Chesnok Red -

Harvests early-mid summer - stores through mid-winter.

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Chesnok Red is yet another one of the garlics from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. Chesnok is a standard Purple Stripe and has the typical heavy purple striping that gives this variety its name. They have about as much purple as Rocamboles but the background color of the bulb wrappers is much more whitish, making for a very attractive appearance. Chesnok Red can become a rather large garlic with excellent growing conditions.

The outer bulb wrappers are a little thin & loose, but the more you peel away, the thicker and tighter they get (makes the bulb wrappers easy to peel). Once the cloves are revealed, they are seen to be large and with long thin points and are all milky white with cranberry-colored streaks up the outsides of the cloves whike the edges between the cloves are nearly solid cranberry and the elongated tips rather tannish. Large bulbs will have about a dozen cloves and even the inner ones are of good size. They can run an inch or two up the central scape (false stem) and are not only attractive but make the cloves easy to peel.

They have fewer but larger cloves (average of 8 to 10) arranged in a rather circular pattern. Although large bulbs will have about a dozen cloves and even the inner ones are of good size.

Chesnok Red is a full flavored garlic with a mellow aftertaste that sticks around nicely for a while. Best baking garlic and a great all-around garlic. Some years it can be hotter or milder than usual, but it is always fully garlicky.

Chesnok Red is the sweetest roasting garlic of them all; It doesn't just taste not garlicky, it actually tastes sweet. Garlic ice cream made with roasted Chesnok Red has the taste and crunchiness of butter brickle ice cream - try it, it's fabulous. Click here for recipe:


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Picture of Kelly Cott and Ben Ronniger in ID. Picture of Ted Ostheimer and Shawn Ryan. Picture of Keene Organics family. Picture of Jeff and Billie Jean Westbrook of Gila Garlic. Picture of Kevin Bottger and his family. Picture of 
Larry and Debi Lombard.

Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

Red Gate Garlic Farm
4606 Watt Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870
(406) 529-3610
ted@redgategarlic.com
RedGateGarlic.com

Keene Organics
908 Sun Prairie Rd.
Marshall, WI 53559
(608) 215-7599
cindy@keeneorganics.com
KeeneOrganics.com

Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

Oregon Trail Garlic in OR.
P. O. Box 681
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 519-4161
E-mail - kevin@thegeo.net.
OregonTrailGarlic.com

Purple Crown Garlic
3197 W. Idaho Blvd.
Emmett, ID 83617
(208) 365-8178
ljmelea@msn.com
purplecrownGarlic.com



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Persian Star -

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Persian Star - A true medium hardneck garlic that is sweet when roasted.

Harvests mid summer - stores about 6 months.

Persian Star is a perhaps the most beautiful of the standard group of Purple Stripes with its thick white bulb wrappers that are streaked with purple as you peel away the outer wrappers. When the wrappers are all peeled away the clove covers with their distinctive long sharp points resemble an eight point star, hence their name.They apparently originated in Uzbekistan, one of those central Asian Islamic republics that were once part of the USSR. They are a full flavored garlic with only a small bite to them and are more mellow than hot as are most other standard Purple Stripes. They're pretty enough to be used as a centerpiece.

If you are a true garlic gourmet you owe it to yourself to get a few of these and be sure to save some for planting in the early fall. They probably do better in colder winter climates with cooler springs than we have but they have done fine here. They mature in mid season.


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Picture of Kelly Cott and Ben Ronniger in ID. Picture of Kevin Bottger and his family. Picture of 
harvested garlic bulbs hanging in a barn.

Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

Oregon Trail Garlic in OR.
P. O. Box 681
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 519-4161
E-mail - kevin@thegeo.net.
OregonTrailGarlic.com

Do you grow large, clean bulbs
of gourmet garlic organically?
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for our market.



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Shvlisi - A true medium hardneck garlic that is sweet when roasted.

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- Shvlisi - the original name of Chesnok Red

Harvests early-mid summer - stores through mid-winter.

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Shvlisi is yet another one of the garlics from the Republic of Georgia in the former USSR. Chesnok is a standard Purple Stripe and has the typical heavy purple striping that gives this variety its name. They have about as much purple as Rocamboles but the background color of the bulb wrappers is much more whitish, making for a very attractive appearance. Shvlisi can become a rather large garlic with excellent growing conditions.

The outer bulb wrappers are a little thin & loose, but the more you peel away, the thicker and tighter they get (makes the bulb wrappers easy to peel). Once the cloves are revealed, they are seen to be large and with long thin points and are all milky white with cranberry-colored streaks up the outsides of the cloves whike the edges between the cloves are nearly solid cranberry and the elongated tips rather tannish. Large bulbs will have about a dozen cloves and even the inner ones are of good size. They can run an inch or two up the central scape (false stem) and are not only attractive but make the cloves easy to peel.

They have fewer but larger cloves (average of 8 to 10) arranged in a rather circular pattern. Although large bulbs will have about a dozen cloves and even the inner ones are of good size.

Shvlisi is a full flavored garlic with a mellow aftertaste that sticks around nicely for a while. Best baking garlic and a great all-around garlic. Some years it can be hotter or milder than usual, but it is always fully garlicky.

Shvlisi is the sweetest roasting garlic of them all; It doesn't just taste not garlicky, it actually tastes sweet. Garlic ice cream made with roasted Shvlisi has the taste and crunchiness of butter brickle ice cream - try it, it's fabulous. Click here for recipe:


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Hope Mountain Organic in OR........There's room for you here.

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The Marbled Group of Purple Stripes

Close-up Picture of Metechi Garlic

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Bogatyr

Harvests mid-late summer - stores through winter into spring.

Great bulbs of fire! Like their cousin, Metechi, Bogatyr is one of the most fabulous garlics in the world, in my view. These are huge garlics with a flavor that is even bigger. They are close to the size of the largest Artichokes and beautiful enough to put on a pedestal in an art museum. Because Metechi and Bogatyr are indistinguishable from each other except by dna analysis, I am going to use Metechi's description for Bogatyr.

They have five to seven monstrously large cloves that will blow your socks off. I think they're even hotter than Skuri #2 but seem to have a more pleasant lingering aftertaste. These great fireballs store much better, firmer and longer than the standard group and grow much better for us as well.

Their bulb wrappers are thick, luxuriant and parchment-like and the outer ones are very, very white. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips.

When I taste tested this magnificent beast, my face turned very red, tears welled up and I broke out into an instant profuse sweat and I thought fire was coming out of my nose and ears. I had to breathe in through my mouth and out through my nose in an effort to cool the heat, which subsided after a minute or so. It took almost an hour for the hair on the back of my neck to dry. I don't know if I had an extra large bite due to the size of the clove or what, but I gained a wholesome respect for this garlic. The aftertaste was warm pleasing and garlicky, but not unpleasant. Its flavor seems to hold up well in cooking.




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Picture of Kelly Cott and Ben Ronniger in ID. Picture of Jeff and Billie Jean Westbrook of Gila Garlic. Picture of 
harvested garlic bulbs hanging in a barn.

Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

Do you grow large, clean bulbs
of gourmet garlic organically?
E-Mail bob to see if you qualify
for our market.








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Brown Tempest - A rich musky hardneck garlic that is hot and strong when raw.

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Brown Tempest
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Harvests mid summer - stores through winter.

Great bulbs of fire! Like their Marbled cousins, Metechi and Bogatyr, Brown Tempest is one of the most fabulous garlics in the world, in my view. These Glazed Purple Stripes are huge garlics with a flavor that is even bigger. They can get really big and beautiful enough to put on a pedestal in an art museum. Brown Tempest has a lot more brown in the bulb wrappers than most Purple Stripes.

They have five to seven monstrously large cloves that will blow your socks off yet seem to have a pleasant lingering aftertaste. These great fireballs store much better, firmer and longer than the standard group of Purple Stripe garlics.

Their bulb wrappers are thick, luxuriant and parchment-like and the outer ones are white and brown. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips.

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None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale. If you grow this cultivar organically and wish to sell it in our online farmers market, please email me.bob@web-access.net


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Metechi - Great Bulbs of Fire. -

Harvests mid summer - stores through winter.

Great bulbs of fire! Metechi is one of the most fabulous garlics in the world, in my view. These are huge garlics with a flavor that is even bigger. They are close to the size of the largest Artichokes and beautiful enough to put on a pedestal in an art museum. They have five to seven monstrously large cloves that will blow your socks off. I think they're even hotter than Skuri #2 but seem to have a more pleasant lingering aftertaste. These great fireballs store much better, firmer and longer than the standard group and grow much better for us as well.

Metechi's bulb wrappers are thick, luxuriant and parchment-like and the outer ones are very, very white. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips.

When I taste tested this magnificent beast, my face turned very red, tears welled up and I broke out into an instant profuse sweat and I thought fire was coming out of my nose and ears. I had to breathe in through my mouth and out through my nose in an effort to cool the heat, which subsided after a minute or so. It took almost an hour for the hair on the back of my neck to dry. I don't know if I had an extra large bite due to the size of the clove or what, but I gained a wholesome respect for this garlic. The aftertaste was warm pleasing and garlicky, but not unpleasant. Its flavor seems to hold up well in cooking.

Metechi has been the best growing garlic in our garden every year we have grown it. A few years ago Mother Nature toying with the weather all but wiped out many of our cultivars, Metechi and Bogatyr prospered as usual while within fifty feet of it, two other Marbled Purple Stripes, Brown Rose and Brown Tempest, barely survived. Its foliage is a deep dark green with a definite purplish haze and large, thick and healthy looking. If you love big, beautiful, bold and powerful garlic that grows like a weed and stores like a rock, this is the one for you. It matures very late and is one of the last garlics we harvest.


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Picture of Kelly Cott and Ben Ronniger in ID. Picture of Jeff and Billie Jean Westbrook of Gila Garlic. Picture of 
harvested garlic bulbs hanging in a barn.

Allicin's Ranch
7512 Old Hwy 2
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
(208) 267-8076
benronniger @hotmail.com
AllicinsRanch.com

Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

Do you grow large, clean bulbs
of gourmet garlic organically?
E-Mail bob to see if you qualify
for our market.



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Siberian - A rich musky hardneck garlic that is mild when raw.

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Siberian, Metechi's Mild-Mannered Cousin.

Harvests mid-summer - stores through winter.

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The first time we grew Siberian a couple of years ago, One of our gardens was attacked by a plague of grasshoppers just as they were starting to forms bulbs and they ate the entire garden to the ground, and then went into the ground after the bulbs. The only thing left standing was the Siberian garlic. The Siberians were barely touched - I have no idea why. We lost 24,000 plants of 30 different kinds of garlic in less than a week. A lot of hard work for nothing. I must have offended Mother Nature the week before as I gloated over what a beautiful crop I was going to harvest. Will the Siberians survive the next onslaught of locusts? - I doubt it.


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Picture of 
Larry and Debi Lombard.

Purple Crown Garlic
3197 W. Idaho Blvd.
Emmett, ID 83617
(208) 365-8178
ljmelea@msn.com
purplecrownGarlic.com


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The Glazed Group of Purple Stripes

We will have some Glazed Purple Stripes this year, mostly Celeste and some Purple Glazer. Other Glazed Purple Striped Garlics will likely be of limited availability this year. As we get them, such as Purple Glazer, Vekak or Red Rezan, etc., here is where we will list and describe them.

Glazed Purple Stripe garlics are tall, willowy garlics that grow almost anywhere, except for the warmest of warm winter areas, and even there some years. They are vividly colored and have great eye appeal because of their deep vibrant colors and with their rich warm flavor, they taste as good as they look.


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Picture of a cluster of Purple Glazer garlic hanging in a barn.

Celeste

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- Large, Tall plant with rich Medium Flavor - Stores Well.

Harvests early-mid summer - stores through winter.

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Celeste is one of the few Glazed Purple Stripes available and they're fabulous garlics that grow well in most climates although iffy in the warmest winter areas. Their bulb wrappers show a different texture than either the main group of Purple Stripes or the distinctive Marbled group.

Celestes are tall plants with dark green very elongated leaves with a definite blue cast to them in the sunlight. Their leaves longer and thinner than and not as wide as the Marbled group while the main group are clearly smaller. Glazed Purple Stripes are the tall willowy maidens of the garden and are usually the tallest garlics.

With good growing conditions the bulbs can get very large, 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. The inner bulb wrappers of Celestes can be almost solid purple with purple clove colors and they are very beautiful bulbs of very rich color and they are a lovely addition to the table centerpiece until you're ready to eat them.

If you want to flash some stark, raving color to get someone's attention, these garlics will do the job.

Celeste's bulb wrappers are sleek and parchment-like and the outer ones are very, very white. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips. The cloves are more elongated than the Marbled ones or the main group but all have the characteristic extremely elongated clove cover tips, some several inches long, unique to the Purple Stripes.

Purple Glazer has that same sweet warm richness of flavor common to Purple Stripe garlics; excellent for raw eating and fabulous for roasting because of the exceptional sweetness of Purple Stripe garlics. They're more like Red Toch or Burgundy in flavor and have a very pleasant lingering aftertaste.

These bulbs store every bit as long and firm as the standard Purple Stripes, around 7-8 months at room temp after harvest.


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Celeste Garlic in OK


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Picture of a cluster of Purple Glazer garlic hanging in a barn.

Purple Glazer

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- Large, Tall plant with rich Medium Flavor - Stores Well.

Harvests early-mid summer - stores through winter.

- Order Now for late summer/early fall shipment.

Purple Glazer is one of the few Glazed Purple Stripes available and they're fabulous garlics that grow well in most climates although iffy in the warmest winter areas. Their bulb wrappers show a different texture than either the main group of Purple Stripes or the distinctive Marbled group.

Purple Glazers are tall plants with dark green very elongated leaves with a definite blue cast to them in the sunlight. Their leaves longer and thinner than and not as wide as the Marbled group while the main group are clearly smaller. Glazed Purple Stripes are the tall willowy maidens of the garden and are usually the tallest garlics. With good growing conditions the bulbs can get very large, 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. The inner bulb wrappers of Purple Glazers can be almost solid purple with purple clove colors and they are very beautiful bulbs of very rich color and they are a lovely addition to the table centerpiece until you're ready to eat them. If you want to flash some stark, raving color to get someone's attention, these garlics will do the job.

Purple Glazer's bulb wrappers are sleek and parchment-like and the outer ones are very, very white. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips. The cloves are more elongated than the Marbled ones or the main group but all have the characteristic extremely elongated clove cover tips, some several inches long, unique to the Purple Stripes.

Purple Glazer has that same sweet warm richness of flavor common to Purple Stripe garlics; excellent for raw eating and fabulous for roasting because of the exceptional sweetness of Purple Stripe garlics. They're more like Red Toch or Burgundy in flavor and have a very pleasant lingering aftertaste.

These bulbs store every bit as long and firm as the standard Purple Stripes, around 7-8 months at room temp after harvest.

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Picture of 
Larry and Debi Lombard.

Purple Crown Garlic
3197 W. Idaho Blvd.
Emmett, ID 83617
(208) 365-8178
ljmelea@msn.com
purplecrownGarlic.com


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Picture of a cluster of Purple Glazer garlic hanging in a barn.

Vekak

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- Large, Tall plant with rich Medium Flavor - Stores Well.

Harvests early-mid summer - stores through winter.

- Order Now for late summer/early fall shipment.

Vekak is one of the few Glazed Purple Stripes available and they're fabulous garlics that grow well in most climates although iffy in the warmest winter areas. Their bulb wrappers show a different texture than either the main group of Purple Stripes or the distinctive Marbled group.

Vekaks are tall plants with dark green very elongated leaves with a definite blue cast to them in the sunlight. Their leaves longer and thinner than and not as wide as the Marbled group while the main group are clearly smaller. Glazed Purple Stripes are the tall willowy maidens of the garden and are usually the tallest garlics. With good growing conditions the bulbs can get very large, 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. The inner bulb wrappers of Purple Glazers can be almost solid purple with purple clove colors and they are very beautiful bulbs of very rich color and they are a lovely addition to the table centerpiece until you're ready to eat them. If you want to flash some stark, raving color to get someone's attention, these garlics will do the job.

Vekak's bulb wrappers are sleek and parchment-like and the outer ones are very, very white. As you peel away the outer wrappers more and more purple striping shows up and they become almost solid purple by the time you get down to the cloves. The clove covers are dark brown with purple streaks and long sharp pointed tips. The cloves are more elongated than the Marbled ones or the main group but all have the characteristic extremely elongated clove cover tips, some several inches long, unique to the Purple Stripes.

Vekak has that same sweet warm richness of flavor common to Purple Stripe garlics; excellent for raw eating and fabulous for roasting because of the exceptional sweetness of Purple Stripe garlics. They're more like Red Toch or Burgundy in flavor and have a very pleasant lingering aftertaste.

These bulbs store every bit as long and firm as the standard Purple Stripes, around 7-8 months at room temp after harvest.

Caricature of a garlic bulb.

If you grow this cultivar organically and wish to sell it in our online farmers market, please email me.bob@web-access.net


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Picture of Jeff and Billie Jean Westbrook of Gila Garlic. Picture of 
harvested garlic bulbs hanging in a barn.

Gila Garlic in NM
P. O. Box 379
Quemado, NM 87829
(575) 773-4300
E-mail - info@gilagarlic.com
GilaGarlic.com

Do you grow large, clean bulbs
of gourmet garlic organically?
E-Mail bob to see if you qualify
for our market.


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- The information below is from gourmetgarlicgardens.com -
Please read.



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Important notes for credit/debit card users:

This Farmers market is like your local farmers market. Each grower handles their own financial transactions.

When using your credit/debit card to buy direct from different growers, a separate order is required for each grower. You may buy as many different kinds of garlic as you want from any grower on any order but each grower requires a separate credit card transaction so that S & H charges may be properly calculated. If you want to order garlic from more than one grower, a separate payment must be made to each grower because they are independant businesses in different places.

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Disclaimer

Each grower/vendor is responsible for their own garlic and prompt shipping to the buyer. Gourmet Garlic Gardens is not responsible for any garlic sent directly from any grower/vendor to any buyer Gourmet Garlic Gardens' total liability from all causes is limited to refunding any monies the buyer has paid directly to Gourmet Garlic Gardens.

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Prices and availability of garlic subject to change without notice.

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How Our Garlics are Grown

All the garlic for sale in our online farmers market was grown without the use of petrochemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers; only natural and non-toxic fertilizers and pest control methods are used.

Some of our growers are Certified Organic and some are Certified Naturally Grown, which we regard as equal to Certified Organic in every meaningful way but without all the bureaucratic entanglements. All our farmers market growers grow organically and some are Certified Organic but not all want to be certified Organic because of the paperwork and reporting requirements and are among the best available sources of sustainable/ organic Garlic and they become Certified Naturally Grown, where the regulation comes from their fellow members rather than a federal bureacracy.

We do not allow growers who use synthetic petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides to participate in our farmers market.

All garlic in our farmers market is grown in North America, no others allowed.
This farmers market is strictly for small-scale North American market gardeners/growers who live and grow sustainably.


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We will be adding and deleting and changing the status of varieties often as our growers sell out of some and add more varieties so check back regularly to see what we currently list as available.
If you don't see what you want, check back again, we may have it later - we receive news about what's available from our growers continually. Or, E-Mail bob@web-access.net

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- Garlic Books, Etc. -

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The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic

is the newest book about garlic and it is well-written and reads easy as the authors
have a warm friendly writing style that makes it fun to read and has some wonderful recipes.





Click here to read our review of The Marriage of Mushrooms and Garlic

by Chester Aaron and Malcolm Clark



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New - The Complete Book of Garlic is the best, most comprehensive book yet about garlic.

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Click here to read our review of The Complete Book of Garlic
by Ted Jordan Meredith

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The Classic Commercial Garlic Growers Guide

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Click here to read our review of Growing Great Garlic
by Ron Engeland


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A Miscellany of Garlic

is the newest book about garlic and it is well-written and reads easy as the author has a warm friendly writing style that makes it fun to read.



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Click here to read our review of A Miscellany of Garlic

by Trina Clickner



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If you don't see what you want, E-Mail bob@web-access.net

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Basic Ordering Information


On any page of this website where the lists of garlic cultivars are displayed you can click on the name of any garlic and get a picture and/or a detailed description of that variety and some buttons you can click on to buy direct from different growers. Just decide how many pounds of which varieties you want from each grower and use your credit card to buy on line.

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Disclaimer

We make no guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, with respect to our garlic or the garlic sold by any growers who sell their garlic through our website. We do not guarantee or warrant the fitness, suitability or usability of our garlic for any particular purpose. We state only that the varieties we and the growers who sell through our website ship are to the best of our knowledge, the varieties we say they are. Any and all liability from all causes is limited to a refund of a customer's payment for the garlic in question.

We and the growers who sell through our website take great care to grow, harvest, cure and store our garlic properly and we will not knowingly ship garlic that is damaged, defective or diseased in any way we can see, feel or smell. We pack the garlic so as to minimize any probability of damage in shipment. If; however, you receive garlic that goes bad within 30 days, please call or e-mail the grower immediately stating the problem and return the defective garlic to the grower via Priority US Mail and the grower will either replace it at no additional charge, or refund your money for the defective garlic. It is our desire to provide our customers with the best garlic we can produce and enhance our reputation for excellence - but we cannot be held responsible for what happens after the garlic leaves our care.

All products are for sale to United States addresses only. We are not familiar with import-export laws and do not wish to engage in foreign trade at this time.


More TO COME...

Garlic Books, Garlic Accessories and Gardening Tools, Etc.


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- Pictures of our Fabulous spring wildflowers some years. -

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Bob Phillips' Texas Country Reporter did a story on me and the garlic for their long running TV program -
click here to see the 6:28 video on youtube:

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Picture of the Garlicmeister playing his Indian flute.

Bob Anderson
Garlicmeister, a self-inflicted title for amusement only.
Photo courtesy of Bill Yeates.


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If you would like to communicate with us, please send email to:
bob@web-access.net

Gourmet Garlic Gardens,
12300 FM 1176
Bangs, TX 76823 -
(325) 348 - 3049

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