Purple Stripe Garlic, Purple Glazer

Purple Stripe Garlic, Purple Glazer

Purple Glazer originates from
Mcadidzhvari near the town of
Dusheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti,
east central Republic of
Georgia. It is a beautiful garlic
with satiny clove wrappers. A
vivid, royal purple tinged with
shiny gold and/or silver hues
makes this one of the most
attractive garlics in the Purple
Stripe family, second only to
perhaps Persian Star.
Purple Glazer has that same
sweet warm richness of f lavour
common to Purple Stripe
garlics; excellent for raw eating
and fabulous for roasting
because of its exceptional
sweetness. Purple Glazer has a
strong lasting f lavour, but is not
at all hot and has no aftertaste.
Very easy to peel.

The Purple Stripe Family
Genetically closest to the origins of the species, Purple Stripes are the
ancestors and antecedents of all other garlic cultivars, and the Fort
Collins study (Volk et al. 2004) showed that they are the basal group for
all garlic. Some Purple Stripes, with assistance, remain capable of sexual
reproduction and the production of seed (a trait long lost to all other
garlic families). Not surprisingly, they also exhibit the greatest genetic
diversity.
Purple Stripes would be inherently special even if their primal origins
were their only notable feature. However, they are also splendid culinary
garlics. In general, the taste of Purple Stripes is strong, complex, and
richly garlicky, without being overly sulfurous. They do not have the
sweetness of Rocamboles, but some of the best may be even more
characterful. Many regard Purple Stripes as the tastiest and best garlics
for roasting.
Purple Stripes store longer than Rocamboles, but not as long as Porcelain
garlics. They are named for the vivid purple colouration and striping on
the bulb wrappers and clove skins.