Grey Duck Garlic
Romanian Red: Deviously Spicy
Availability: Cloves and bulbs.
Culinary Qualities: If you need to add a whole bulb of supermarket garlic to get the garlic flavor you want, Romanian Red is for you! It adds a long lasting hot and spicy bite to any dish. Although it is pungent, it also has an excellent flavor. The heat and fiery flavor compliments Asian and Mexican dishes. It is the perfect counterpart to ginger in hot Asian dishes and can hold its own with strong meats. Use this garlic to make hot barbecue sauces, marinades, pickles and relishes. Edna's friends from Mexico love Romanian Red.
Special Attributes: This spicy gal gets a lot of fan letters from customers who love the flavor! It is a great garlic for chefs who like some sizzle in their dishes or someone who wants a ‘secret’ ingredient for their special barbecue sauce. Even if you tell them you added garlic, they will never be able to replicate the flavor without knowing it is Romanian Red. Check out some of Edna's favorite recipe picks for this spicy garlic.
Growing Considerations: Attractive bulbs vary in color from all white to red streaked. This garlic needs good care, rich soil and freedom from weeds. If Romanian Red is treated well it almost reaches Georgian Crystal in size. If it is neglected, it will be much smaller.
Cloves: 30-35 large cloves/lb. or 40-50 medium cloves/lb. Attractive large bulbs usually contain 2-6 plump cloves. These numbers are approximate and will vary slightly.