Garlic ‘Mexican Violette’ Purple Stripe Hardneck

Description

Mexican Violette is a little hot, but becomes milder with baking, and its skin is silvery with purple stripes. It is a popular variety in Mexico and Peru. The amount of purple in the garlic is dependent on the weather. One year is a really deep purple and the next there’s hardly any. It’s all in the hands of Mother Nature. Photo courtesy of NW Seed.
Care: Plant 6-8″ apart, 1-2″ deep. Harvest when all but 3-4 leaves turn dry and brown (usually July). Hang to dry in cool, shady, ventilated area for 2 weeks, then store in a cool dark location.

Mexican Violette is a little hot, but becomes milder with baking, and its skin is silvery with purple stripes. It is a popular variety in Mexico and Peru. The amount of purple in the garlic is dependent on the weather. One year is a really deep purple and the next there’s hardly any. It’s all in the hands of Mother Nature. Photo courtesy of NW Seed.
Care: Plant 6-8″ apart, 1-2″ deep. Harvest when all but 3-4 leaves turn dry and brown (usually July). Hang to dry in cool, shady, ventilated area for 2 weeks, then store in a cool dark location.