Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Allium


A popular rocambole grown for its large copper-veined, purple blotched bulbs. Strong flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Brought to the Northwest by Russian Doukhobor immigrants in the 1900s. 8-13 brown cloves per bulb. Doubles common. Very winter-hardy. This variety has the ability to withstand soggy winter soils better than others.
Good mid to long-term storing garlic. If you plan to use as seed garlic, we recommend gently tearing the wrapper around the stem to allow air down in to the cloves, otherwise the thick wrappers can hold moisture and promote mold. Expect 6-8 months if stored properly. Approx.75 cloves per lb.

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    How much would you need to plant 1/2 an acre

    Posted by Octavio Ayala on 07/18/2019

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    • A conservative estimate of the number of plants in a 1/2 acre is 20,000 cloves, or about one per square foot. This allows generous spacing and paths. Russian Red garlic has approx. 75 cloves per lb. So if you were to plant 1/2 acre of Red Russian, you would need about 267 lbs.

      Posted by kristen kristen@dirtgoddessseeds.com on 07/18/2019


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Russian Red Garlic

Unit SizePriceDescription
1 Pound $20.00 Large Planting Garlic
2 Pounds $40.00 Large Planting Garlic
5 Pounds $95.00 Large Planting Garlic
10 Pounds $190.00 Large Planting Garlic


Dirt Goddess Super Seeds & Garlic Farm

Oak Ridge, NJ, United States (Zone 6)
Established in 2012
1.00 acres in production

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