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Bogatyr is our favorite hardneck garlic.  


Bogatyr has beautiful purple outer skin, and a strong garlic flavor.  The skin surrounding the cloves is a deep magenta.  The garlic cloves are white-cream in color. This hardneck,  purple marble stripe varietal is beloved for its depths of flavor.


  • Each bulb has between 3-7 large cloves.
  • Most are 2" and larger diameter bulbs.
  • Incredibly flavorful garlic, with nice aromatics.
  • Garlic heat that is balanced by the spiciness.
  • Easy-to-grow and cold-hardy.
  • Stores well in cool, dark conditions. 
  • Technically a ‘Purple Marble Striped’.
  • Bogatyr has streaked clove skins similar to Rocamboles.


Bogatyr (bo-ga-TEER) is a very popular hardneck garlic and is prized for its beautiful color and large size.  This garlic has a long storage potential and strong field performance in cold climates.   Bogatyr can produce big bulbs with fat, easy-to-peel cloves.   Skins are very thick and tightly wrapped, with a creamy-white appearance.    


Bogatyr garlic was made available to be shared and collected and made its way to the commercial marketplace via the Gatersleben Seed Bank in Germany.


Use as Garlic Seed; Use as Culinary Garlic for your favorite dishes. Ready for planting. Grow your own garlic! Our Bogatyr Garlic is grown in the foothills of Hyalite Peak, Bozeman, Montana.


Approximately 1 pound of our Bogatyr equates to around 5 - 6 individual bulbs.  Each bulb has between 4 - 7 cloves.  In simple terms, 1 pound of Bogatyr should yield approximately 36 individual plants.


GroEat Garlic is shipped beginning in September, depending on the season and the variety. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.

Bogatyr (Hardneck, Purple Marble Stripe)

$31.49 Regular Price
$28.49Sale Price
  • Bogatyr is a garlic planted in the fall, soon after the first frost and a few weeks before the first hard frost. The seed garlic bulbs should be taken apart into separate cloves not long before planting. Hardneck garlic requires vernalization (exposure to a period of cold temperatures) before or after planting. Plant cloves two inches deep, the pointed side up. Garlic does best with a loose soil with very good drainage and a pH of 7.0 optimum. Plant in an area with full sun exposure.

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