Maiskij Garlic has large bulbs with purple-striped skin. The bulb skin flakes off easily, so the bulb is easy to peel.
Inside, there is an average of 8 uniformly-sized cloves per bulb in a single layer, with slightly-pointed tips and tan-coloured skin with purple stripes.
The garlic has a medium-hot taste.
It belongs to the Turban sub-group of the Artichoke group of garlics, itself a subgroup of softneck garlics.
Stores well, but will start sprouting by the fall.
Maiskij Garlic was brought to North America by a J. Swenson from Ashkabad, Turkmenistan Republic.
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