Marbled Purple Stripe Garlic Family
Marbled Purple Stripes are a hardneck variety that is easy to grow and a reliable performer. The beautiful bulbs are a joy to grow and have become a popular favorite with many growers across the United States.
Marbled Purple Stripes are cold hardy and require exposure to cold temperatures in order to thrive and develop large bulbs. They are well suited for growing in the Northern United States as they perform best in colder climates.
In warmer regions, artificial cold exposure (vernaliztion) is required to grow them successful. Lack of cold exposure generally leads to to poor bulb formation.
The bulbs are generally harvested in mid-season and are ready for consumption slightly earlier than some of the other family groups.
Bulbs & Bulbils
Marbled Purple Stripes are strongly bolting and produce scapes with umbel capsules contain about 60 usable bulbils that will form large rounds in the first year. If not keeping bulbils, scape removal is important to ensure maximum bulb size.
Bulbs tend to have a symmetrical clove structure with beautiful purple wrappers. They produce 4 to 7 plump cloves per bulb and are easy to peel.
Storage & Flavor
The bulbs are hot to very hot when eaten raw and add great overall flavour to cooking recipes. They generally have a storage life of 4 to 6 months, although sometimes can last longer.