Korean Red is a very hot garlic. It is a hard neck garlic of the rocambole variety. The bulbs are large and purple striped, containing 6-8 cloves that peel easy.
Uses and Recipes
Korean Red is a hot spicy garlic, the flavor sticks around for a bit. This garlic is best used in chili, stews, or Asian dishes that have competing strong flavors.
Origin and History
I have not found much information on the origin of this variety. I believe it is safe to say, based on its name that it does come from Korea.
Korean Red 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 Korean Red Garlic
This is a hard neck garlic, we have only grown this one for a couple of years, and so far it has been reliable and comparable to Music. It seems to be a forgiving variety to grow. Please see our how to grow garlic page for details on growing hard neck garlics.