Red Duke Garlic

(1 customer review)

Intense, hot and spicy flavour, ideal for Czech recipes. (H)



Key Facts

red duke garlic seeds
  • Ideal for spicy East European dishes.
  • Very intense, hot and spicy flavour
  • Easy to grow.
  • Takes about 3 to 4 months to grow
  • Where to buy garlic cloves



Red Duke Garlic is great for growing if you like garlic with a very intense, hot and spicy 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.
  • Very intense, hot and spicy flavour.
  • Ideal for spicy East European dishes.
  • Days from seed to harvest – about 90 to 120 (3 to 4 months)
  • About 60 cm high

Typical recipes

Originally from the Czech Republic it will add real taste to your recipes.

For example it’s great when used in:


How to grow Red Duke garlic

The Red Duke 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.

This variety of garlic has distinctive plump purple cloves.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light sandy, rich fertile
  • Flowering Period: May, June
  • Harvest Months: June, July
  • Height: 60cm (24in)


More information

1 review for Red Duke Garlic

  1. Minze Vries

    One of my favourite garlic types to grow – ideal for adding spice & flavour to a recipe

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