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 big and fat and have a rich, beautiful hard dark brown/purple wrapper. Bogatyr is part of the Marble Purple Stripe family. Stores well for a hardneck garlic.
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
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