Glazed Purple Stripe

Glazed Purple Stripe are a sub-group of Purple Stripe, each one a hardneck and the most ancient of all garlic DNA types. Most closely related to wild garlic, they produce scapes that sometimes flower rather than vegetative bulbs. They grow taller with longer, thinner leaves than other garlic types and withstand even the coldest conditions. Storage is 7-8 months. Their name is appropriate for their silvery purple bulb wrappers with gold tones. Clove skins are smooth and shiny with a purple blush over a tannish background (though, like all garlic, wrapper hue shifts with soil types and other environmental conditions). In general, their flavors are rich and well-rounded without the strong, lingering heat of other types.