Chesnok Red Garlic

Great taste and possible the best garlic for roasting. (H)

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Key Facts

chesnok garlic seeds

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Background

The Chesnok red garlic is a great general purpose garlic that will store for months on end without losing its flavour

  • Ideal location – balcony, patio or vegetable garden. (Or possibly unused spare room with extra light)
  • For best results plant in Autumn in cold climates or even better put in a fridge for 2 weeks before planting.
  • Sweet garlic flavour.
  • Ideal for East European dishes or roasted.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 90 to 120 (3 to 4 months)
  • About 60 cm high

Typical recipes

A key advantage is that it will store for months on end without losing its flavour.

It is especially well known for being a garlic that is great for roasting.

General Purpose Recipes

Originally from the Republic of Georgia it is great in recipes like:

Roasted Garlic

But it is especially good in either roasted garlic (where you roast the garlic and then squeeze the juice over meals) or as individual garlic pods in items like roasted chicken or crispy roasted potatoes:

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How to grow Chesnok Red garlic

Chesnok Red Garlic

The Chesnok Red Garlic is very easy to grow, but (like all garlics) it does tend to smell when growing – you won’t notice it outside (terrace, balcony, etc.) but will notice it indoors.

They are ideal for areas with very cold winters (such as the UK, Northern Europe, North America, etc.) so they are dormant and then start in the spring i.e. ideal for outdoors, vegetable garden plots, etc.

The skins are a nice off-white with a purple blush and it produces 8-10 cloves per head.

Product details zones: 3-9 seeding depth:

  • Seed individual cloves with the scab end down and the pointed end up, one to two inches deep in well-worked beds.
  • Space 4″ apart in same row.
  • Place 36″ between separate rows.
  • Sun/shade: full sun
  • Seed 4-6 weeks before frost. Early-mid spring. Will develop in spring.
  • Or seed in spring for mid-late summer harvest.

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  1. Minze Vries

    The type of garlic to grow if you are serious about your food

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