Pescadero Red (Fisherman's garlic)
- Harvest in late spring/early summer...stores well into spring.
Pescadero Red (Fisherman's garlic) is an interesting Creole that has a nice pleasant garlickiness but only a little pungency. It is a little more pungent than Cuban Purple and not as pungent as Burgundy. It has a pungency rating of about 2 on a scale of 10 and a garlickiness rating of about 4. It is a mild, mellow garlic, great for pesto.
Pescadero Red is a very vigorous grower and can grow quite large. 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.
NOTE: Know where your food comes from, buy Pescadero Red from the grower below.