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Purple Stripes are a diverse group of hardneck garlics that are genetically closest to the origin of garlic as we know it today. It is believed that all other garlic cultivars were derived of Purple Stripes.


Purple Stripes are particularly suited to Canadian cultivation for their need for exposure to cold in order to grow well and develop large bulbs. Purple Stripe produce 8 to 12 tallish pointed cloves per bulb. Umbel capsules contain a large quantity of small or medium-sized bulbils (80-100). Unless bulbils are desired, scape removal is important to achieve a sizable bulb.


Purple Stripe garlics provide a fantastic combination of reasonable storability (4-8 months) with flavour intensity and complexity that becomes hotter as the bulb ages and is not overly sulfurous.  They are considered to be the best roasting garlics.

Persian Star

Very adaptable elegant plant with characteristic Purple Stripe qualities. Originated from Samarkand. Nutty flavour when roasted. Medium storability, a bit better than Chesnok Red. Great all round garlic.

Purple Stripes are a diverse group of hardneck garlics that are genetically closest to the origin of garlic as we know it today. It is believed that all other garlic cultivars were derived of Purple Stripes.


Purple Stripes are particularly suited to Canadian cultivation for their need for exposure to cold in order to grow well and develop large bulbs. Purple Stripes produce 8 to 12 tallish pointed cloves per bulb. Umbel capsules contain a large quantity of small or medium-sized bulbils (80-100). Unless bulbils are desired, scape removal is important to achieve a sizable bulb.


Purple Stripe garlics provide a fantastic combination of reasonable storability (4-8 months) with flavour intensity and complexity that becomes hotter as the bulb ages and is not overly sulfurous.  They are considered to be the best roasting garlics.

Chesnok Red

Colourful Purple Stripe with clear bold flavour. Originated from Shvelisi, Republic of Georgia. Excellent for roasting, retains its flavour when cooked, and suitable for use raw in salad dressings. Medium storability.

PURPLE STRIPE

Persian Star

Very adaptable elegant plant with characteristic Purple Stripe qualities. Originated from Samarkand. Nutty flavour when roasted. Medium storability, a bit better than Chesnok Red. Great all round garlic.

Sold out for 2016

Our on-line shopping cart has been activated for garlic seed sales. As we are actively inventorying this year’s crop, availability of stock and varieties will continue to be updated as our work progresses ~ please check periodically!

Our seed bulbs sizes are as follows:

Teeny Tiny Ten-Pack: combo

A tasters-pack of three different garlic varieties. Bulbs are 1.5”>1.75”, a wonderful way to introduce some new faces to your collection!

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