Hardy Chesnok Red, originally from the Republic of Georgia, is easily one of the most colorful garlic varieties we offer. It yields heavy, tightly wrapped striped heads whose 6 to 10 easy to peel cloves have cranberry tinted skins.
Chesnok Red has a well-balanced flavor for eating raw, and when cooked it becomes gentle, earthy and rich with smooth sweetness and just a touch of heat. Wonderful roasted. This is the best variety to use for making garlic ice cream!
Chesnok Red can handle poor soil more readily than other varieties and, like all hardneck varieties, it is a reliably long keeper. Mid-season harvest.