On a personal note, Bogatyr is our FAVORITE garlic. Not only does it shine with purple beauty, it has a true garlic flavor. If this is available, do not hesitate to order it today.
Bogatyr is one of the spiciest garlic varieties around, and is well-liked because it has a “true garlic” flavor. Its flavor is considered to be full-bodied, rich and hot; It provides an initial spicy bite when raw but the flavor does not linger on the palate, making it perfect for recipes using raw cloves, such as pesto or hummus.
Apparently, Bogatyr garlic originated in Moscow and is becoming quite popular in the United States and Canada.
Bogatyr is a hardneck, heads have 5-7 coves, which are typically large and have a rich, beautiful hard dark brown/purple wrapper. Bogatyr is part of the Marble Purple Stripe family. It is easy to grow and It stores well for a hardneck garlic. The garlic plant is shorter than the Porcelain garlics and looks similar to Spanish Roja, with broader leaves. Bogatyr is great for those who likes garlic but doesn't enjoy 'spicy' or 'hot' foods.
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 is 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.
BOTANICALBOTANICAL NAME: Allium sativum LIFE CYCLE
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium sativum
LIFE CYCLE: Annual
GARLIC TYPE: Hardneck
GARLIC HARDNECK TYPE: Marble Purple Stripe
DAYS TO MATURITY: 270 days
Quantities are limited; order early for best availability.
PLEASE READ: We do not ship garlic to Idaho, Canada, Guam, or the Virgin Islands.