- Easy peeling
- Our favorite for roasting
Our Roja is a classic rocambole type (i.e., alternating wide and narrow cloves around a hard neck stem). It has great, strong garlic flavor, and the cloves are easy to peel in the kitchen. The plants grow taller than Turban or Purple Stripe, though not quite as tall as the Continental types. Scapes from both Purple-Stripe and Roja tend to be later and woodier than the Continental varieties (i.e.- Music & Porcelain Extra Hardy) above, so if you want to cook with them, it is important to harvest them early, perhaps even before they make a full curl. Outer bulb wrappers will be reddish-to-white when you receive them in their cured state, but are quite red when first dug. Inner clove wrappers are brown to pink.
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How we grade garlic
- Prime Seed Grade: These are our largest and best bulbs, best for planting and also incredible in the kitchen. They have been graded to have intact bulb wrappers, firm and well-formed cloves, and every other quality you need to grow a great crop of your own garlic. We also remove any bulbs that grew as 'doubles' (where the one clove planted produced two growing tips and thus two bulb at harvest, each with a flattened side) from our seed grade, which helps reduce the number of doubles in the following-year's crop.
- Choice Grade: These are generally smaller bulbs, with otherwise perfect cloves and skin that is at least mostly complete (a small tip of a clove may be poking out on the largest bulbs). They can be planted, but will produce some smaller plants than the prime seed grade. Also, since our garlic bulbs that grew as doubles get sorted into the choice grade, there will be some large bulbs with flattened sides, which does not affect taste or quality at all (but if you plant cloves from bulbs that grew as doubles, they will be more likely to produce doubles again). In the kitchen, they will be star performers – better than any grocery store garlic you’ve ever had!