Flavour and Uses
Persian Star is a full flavoured garlic with a rich spicy zing that is more mild than hot. Their superior flavour is retained after cooking and turns sweet when roasted. This is a great choice when wanting to create authentic Persian or Uzbek cuisine, and is a fabulous addition to seafood and chicken as it almost has a citrus like zing to it.
Appearance and Size
Vivid clove colors. Outer bulb wrapper sometimes smooth white, but inner wrappers purple streaked. Red-tipped cloves with marbled streaks on whitish or yellow-brown back ground. Averages 6-8 cloves that boast striking purple mottling and streaks. Late emergence and late harvest. The plant structure itself is a bit smaller than what we find with Porcelains and Marbled Purple Stripes, but like a small and powerful boxer.
Harvest and Storage
Mid to Late season. Watch for the tell-tale sign of browning in the lower leaves.
Storage, expect 5 to 6 months.