German Red

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German Red

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An heirloom, rocambole type with great full-bodied, strong and spicy garlic flavor. Grown for well over a century in German communities throughout the U.S.   A relatively new variety for us at Swift River Farm, but after 5 years of cultivation, it is evident that it grows very well in our cold northern climate.  German Red has good storage for a hardneck strain and reliably produces large, satiny white and purple heads. The easy-to-peel cloves are wrapped in fawn colored skins.

Like most rocamboles, averages about 6-8 seed-worthy cloves per bulb. However, use your discretion when planting.