Flavour and Uses
Leningrad is a hot garlic variety and even with all its eye appeal, it is the taste of Leningrad that you remember. Its flavour starts off mild and becomes very strong and robust and sticks around for a long time. Leningrad is a real starter on both taste and pungency. Cloves are easy to peel. They work well for any dish that calls for assertive garlic flavour.
Appearance and Size
Leningrad is so beautiful it could only have been designed by an artist. It has thick white luxuriant bulb wrappers which peel away to reveal beautiful beige purple clove covers with elongated tips almost like a Purple Stripe garlic.
From a grower’s perspective, it is a tall dark green plant and is a very good survivor, usually grows healthy and appears to be somewhat resistant to many of the diseases that can affect garlic. Leningrad can get quite large in good growing conditions. On average 4 – 6 cloves per bulb.
Harvest and Storage
Harvest late season. Porcelains set larger bulbs when their scapes are removed. Porcelains are a good storing garlic. Expect 8-9 months.