These colossal bulbs look like purple mountains with a white cap of snow and have six to eight giant tan cloves. Th plants look like small trees looking forward to another Russian winter. You can count on this garlic to warm you up and keep you warm!
Russian Giant is Marbled Purple Stripe garlic with a rich, musky, garlicky flavor and is very hot when eaten raw. It can get really big when well grown and it has all the depth of flavor and long storage that Marbled Purple Stripe kinds of garlic are famed for, not to mention some of the largest bulbils of any garlic to speed up production since the bulbils can be eaten or planted.
Russian Giant garlic has brownish-purplish bulb wrappers and easy to peel brownish clove covers and some of the largest cloves of all garlic. There is an average of only five cloves per bulb but they are HUGE cloves of very flavorful garlic. They have thick, wide deep green leaves with a bluish hue.
Marbled Purple Stripes are valued for being robust full flavored garlic that you can enjoy all through the winter and into the spring. Russian Giant’s cloves are all of a similar large size with no small cloves. You’ll be glad you grew this garlic.
Harvest in mid to late July and stores through the winter at room temperature. Grows great in most locals but the further south the more difficult they are to grow. Not recommended for the deep south.