In 2019 two new varieties will be added Persian Star and Oregon Blue Garlic. The Persian Star is a hardneck garlic and Oregon Blue Garlic is a softneck garlic .
Persian Star is a perhaps the most beautiful of the standard group of Purple Stripes with its thick white bulb wrappers that are streaked with purple as you peel away the outer wrappers. When the wrappers are all peeled away the clove covers with their distinctive long sharp points resemble an eight point star, hence their name.They apparently originated in Uzbekistan, one of those central Asian Islamic republics that were once part of the USSR. They are a full flavored garlic with only a small bite to them and are more mellow than hot as are most other standard Purple Stripes.
Oregon Blue- Origin Unknown Northwest Heirloom- Harvest Mid-Season- Variety Softneck Artichoke- It has nice spicy hot flavor, a vigorous plant with deep blue leaves, good storage variety. This variety has 10-15 cloves per bulb.