PERSIAN STAR (Hardneck, Purple Stripe)
When the coves of the Persian Star are peeled, the tips look like a “persian star”, hense the name. Persian Star is one of the most stunning of the Purple Stripes with its thick white bulb wrappers that are streaked with purple as you peel away the outer wrappers. With vivid clove colors, a rich and mild spicy zing, and large easy-to-peel cloves, this is a tasty and beautiful garlic. It is considered a true hardneck with a single circle of cloves around a central woody stem. It is a superior all-around garlic with delectable flavor with a mild spice. Persian Star lends itself to roasting, baking, or enjoying raw. It also goes by other names including Samarkand and Duganskij, and Duganski; They apparently originated in Uzbekistan, a central Asian Islamic republic that was once part of the USSR.
Persian Star 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 (exposed 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. This garlic also requires full sun. Avoid planting these in areas that are wet or damp. Plant in mounded rows or a raised beds with well-drained soil. Avoid clay soil.
BOTANICAL NAME: Allium sativum
DAYS TO MATURITY : 200-280 days
BREED: Heirloom, Open-pollinated
SIZE: Bulbs are 2-3 inches wide
GARLIC TYPE: Purple Stripe
STORAGE: 4-6 Months
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