Shantang Purple Garlic. Turban Hardneck Variety.
Turban hardneck variety. Originated from China and brought to the U.S. via Chrysalis farm of Viroqua, Wisconsin, AKA “Shangtung Purple and Shang Tung Purple”. A huge producer, our Shantang Purple produces some bulbs up to a ¼ pound! Great garlic for varied climates, it can handle hot dry climates as well as cold northern climates. The bulbs are attractive, with amethyst stripes on creamy white skin. Large sized cloves that break apart easily. Early to harvest, making last years dried up garlic put to shame!
Shantang Purple Garlic Characteristics:
6 – 8 cloves per bulb. 38 – 48 cloves per pound. Early harvest. Stores 6 – 7 months. Hot.
8 oz: $13.00. Smaller bulbs on sale $12.00 per pound. They are small bulbs, but still have nice big cloves.