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

Latin Name: Allium Sativum

Description:

Persian Star is a perhaps the most beautiful of the standard group of Purple Stripes with its thick white bulb wrappers that are streaked with purple as you peel away the outer wrappers. When the wrappers are all peeled away the clove covers with their distinctive long sharp points resemble an eight point star, hence their name.They apparently originated in Uzbekistan, one of those central Asian Islamic republics that were once part of the USSR.

They are a full flavored garlic with only a small bite to them and are more mellow than hot as are most other standard Purple Stripes. They're pretty enough to be used as a centerpiece.

Our happy little ranch uses all aspect of organic and biodynamic farming practices to achieve the highest quality food, or medicine, as we like to think of our garlic as. Grown with love and attention, whether planting or eating, the care we take will shine through. Enjoy!


Growing Tips:

Garlic loves loose, well drained soil with lots of organic matter and nitrogen. I test and balance my soil with micronutrients as well. Garlic is one of the best Selenium assimilators in the veggie world, so don't for get it! If your soil drains well, keep it moist (if you can ball it up and it doesn't crumble or isn't slimy it is at the right moisture content) until about 2 - 3 weeks before harvest then pull off all water. Give it an extra boost in the spring and early summer with an organic nitrogen source and it also responds well in the early spring to foliar fed fish or kelp meal. If you have mulched over winter make sure you remove the mulch once it warms up to let the soil warm up and to discourage molds and fungi. Then the weeding begins! The most important thing to growing nice garlic is to keep a clean field. I can't stress this enough! Harvest should begin when you have about 50% of the leaves turn yellow. After you prepare your soil, plant deeper if you intend not to mulch in cold climates, otherwise, just poke it in with your thumb about an inch deep rake to cover and mulch if you are in a hard freezing climate. Good luck!

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    What seed do you have available this year?

    Posted by E S on 08/01/2018

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    • Hi, we have about 25 varieties. Check seed wise and if you don’t find what you like check our website. Thanks!

      Posted by ben ronniger on 08/02/2018

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    Checking in on the size of your garlic and the varieties that you have left for the season ,,can you tell me what you have available in all varieties. Looking for seed. Thanks Doug

    Posted by Doug Butikofer on 10/05/2017

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    • all except metechi, size is 2 1/2" + If you want bulk, contact me directly. Thanks

      Posted by ben ronniger on 10/05/2017

    • all except metechi, size is 2 1/2" + If you want bulk, contact me directly. Thanks

      Posted by ben ronniger on 10/05/2017

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Persian Star

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1 Pound $14.00 Culinary
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5 Pounds $70.00 Culinary
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