Dan's Italian

Rocambole

Allium Sativum Ophioscorodon

Personality Profile:

Danny Boy isn't from Ireland in this case. The complex and sensuous character found in the hills of Genoa are more what you'll find here, bringing to mind large balls of savory Mozzarella and crispy golden bread with a glass of wine nearby. 

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German Red - Seed Garlic & Umbels

Cloves: Averages 8-12 cloves.

 

Bulbils: 10-50 medium sized bulbils per umbel that grow to marble sized rounds or small bulbs the first year and small to mid sized cloved bulbs in the second.


Growing: Late emergence and late harvest. The plant structure itself is a bit smaller than what we find with Porcelains and Marbled Purple, though the leaves are more broad, which is typical of a Rocambole.

Harvest: May harvest a bit later in the season. Watch for the tell-tale sign of browning in the lower leaves.

Storage: Expect 3 months.

 

Pedigree: Comes to us through Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC who obtained it from Dan.