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Persian Star is our second favorite after Bogatyr.  Persian Star is gorgeous and has many cloves echoing a beautiful garlic flavor.


The Individual Cloves of the Persian Star look like a “Persian star”,  pointing to the top; Hence the name.   


Persian Star is one of the most stunning of the Purple Stripes with its thick, tight wrappers that are streaked with purple as you peel away the outer wrappers.  This garlic has a beautiful spicy zing.  It is considered a true hardneck with a single circle of cloves around a tight central woody stem.


It is superior, and an all-around garlic as it has a 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.


6-10 Persian Star bulbs have an approximate weight of 1 pound. 


10 Persian Star bulbs contain approximately 75 cloves.  Some of the cloves are very tightly packed together.  The bulbs are small to medium-sized.



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.

PERSIAN STAR (Hardneck, Purple Stripe)

$27.99 Regular Price
$26.99Sale Price
  • 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.  

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