Garlic: Persian Star (Allium ophioscorodon)

Garlic: Persian Star (Allium ophioscorodon)

Also known as Samarkand – a purple stripe hardneck variety. Elegant flavour, and beautiful looking. The outer bulb wrapper is sometimes smooth white but the inner wrappers are purple streaked. Persian Star is listed in the Seeds of Diversity Canada catalogue of heritage varieties as endangered and hard to find.