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Samarkand Hardneck Garlic

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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

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1/2 lb, 1 lb


8 reviews for Samarkand Hardneck Garlic

Based on 8 reviews
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    Deborah Reichman (verified owner)

    I can’t say how these produce since I will be planting them soon for next year’s garlic, but the bulbs that arrived are in great condition with large cloves. But, if they are anything like the other seeds I have purchased from Two Seeds in a Pod, I except they will be outstanding.

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    Myra (verified owner)

    My order came on time and was in perfect condition.

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    Joy B. (verified owner)

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    Judith Gustafson (verified owner)

    All of the cloves have come up. I planted a side crop of winter wheat. I hope they love each other!

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    vishal pathak (verified owner)

    usNew Jersey, United States

    Seed garlic arrived in excellent condition. Great growth! Awesome yield, super beautiful and also delicious!

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    BONNIE (verified owner)

    usVirginia, United States

    Product quality was great. Our soil and weather didn’t help the final result. Will buy again from Two Seeds in a Pod.

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