Beautiful mid-season, purple striped, hard-neck garlic variety that was brought to the Unites States from Uzbekistan by John Swenson. Relatively mild yet full flavor of Samarkand makes her a great choice for cooking. Great storage capacity under ideal conditions. 7-10 cloves per bulb.
After we listed this garlic with the name Persian Star to our catalog, John Swenson emailed me to note that he bought the garlic in Samarkand in 1989, and the variety’s name is in fact Samarkand. Hence, we converted name back to Samarkand to honor the place and people the garlic came from.
Our seed stock has been stewarded and was organically grown by Tasha Guatney of Akwesasne.
Photo credit: Tasha Guatney
Ships end of September 2022