Duganski garlic has a strong, complex and somewhat earthy flavor. It is a hard neck garlic of the purple stripe variety.
Uses and Recipes
I like this variety for tomato based sauces. It is wonderful in spaghetti sauce. I have also used it in my chili. As with most hard necks, the flavors are stronger and more complex than the soft neck varieties you typically find in stores.
Origin and History
I have read that this variety comes from Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan, regardless of the exact country, it seems certain that this variety comes from central Asia, the area that is reported to be the first place garlic was cultivated.
Duganski Garlic from KMB Farms
AT KMB Farms we grow all our garlic in a natural and sustainable way as possible. Each clove is hand planted in soil that is free of pesticide, herbicides, fungicides and petroleum based fertilizers. We use compost sourced from local Horse farms, Manure is rich in sulfur compounds, providing the nutrients needed by the garlic to produce the allicin. Weed control is done with the use of a corn starch based plastic that is biodegradable. We use organic fertilizers and harvest by hand. The garlic is cured for 3 weeks, cleaned sorted and sold fresh. The seed garlic we offer is the top sized bulbs, the culinary garlic is somewhat smaller but just as flavorful.
Growing Duganski Garlic
This is one of the first garlics I started with. It grows tall in the beds, we have not seen any issues with cold harsh winters, however in years of early hot dry weather in spring we did notice smaller bulbs. Grow this like any other hard neck variety. Please see our growing instruction page for more details on how to grow this beautiful, delicious garlic.