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Purple Italian Easy Peel Garlic - Where to find?

Posted by bizygal PA zone 6 (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 07 at 14:52

Hello All,

This is my first post, I am a new gardener and so appreciate this awesome forum!

I absolutely love cooking with garlic but do not know much about it. A few years ago I remember a PBS show with a New York farmer that spoke of his love for Purple Italian Easy Peel garlic. He loved it so much that he grew acres of it and began selling to New York City restaurants. Everyone loved its flavor so much that he just could not keep up with demand.

I can't seem to find any posts regarding this garlic or where I can find it. I've searched numerous seed catalogs such as Seeds of Change, Johnny's Seeds, Territorial Garden etc... and cannot find this Purple Italian Easy Peel for sale.

Anyone happen to know where I can find some to grow in my new garden?

Any info is greatly appreciated.



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RE: Purple Italian Easy Peel Garlic - Where to find?

Looks like the Garlic Store carries it. This is from their online catalog:

4404 Italian Purple - whole bulbs, 1/2 lb bag, $10.95
The basic Italian hardneck, also called Gambino and "Easy Peel." It produces large bulbs with easy to peel cloves that do wonders for Mediterranean cooking. Widely grown in the Ohio Valley and Northeast it makes its way into a lot of home-cooked Italian suppers.Certified organic. US

Here is a link that might be useful: The Garlic Store - Hardneck Varieties

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