RUSSIAN DOUKHOBOR (Hardneck, Rocambole)
Russian Doukhobor is a Rocambole variety that is known for its deep, robust flavor. Rocamboles are considered by many, as being the best tasting of all the garlics. Russian Doukhobor Garlic have medium-sized bulbs with a taste that is hot at first; the aftertaste is sweeter. Heads averages 8-12 cloves. Skins peel easily and are light brown with purple shadows. Apparently, this variety was introduced to British Columbia by Doukhobor immigrants from Russia in early 1900's.
Doukhobor Russian 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 Ophioscorodon
DAYS TO MATURITY : 250
BREED: Heirloom, Open-pollinated
GARLIC TYPE: Hardneck
GARLIC HARDNECK TYPE: Rocambole
OTHER NAMES: Russian Red
STORES: for 6 months
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