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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 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.

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.

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.  Bulbs available.

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. Bulbs available.

Snoetic Farm is excited to be refining our farm vision and is undergoing some transition, welcoming in both farm-related and unrelated new goals. We have taken the decision to emphasize those varietal groups that continue to excel in our area and to reduce our plantings of other types to “collection status” for long-term curation but not for market. Bulbil capsules will be available from these smaller-quantity “collection” cultivars.

Our seed bulbs sizes are as follows:

Bulbil capsules are $3.50ea


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Teeny Tiny Twelve Pack

Snoetic Farm's exclusive teeny tiny twelve packs allow gardeners and garlic aficionados to try three varieties of a class, for a very inexpensive price: twelve dollars! The bulbs are 1.5 to 1.75 inches ("small"). You will get four bulbs of each of three varieties, sorted clearly.