Vietnamese is from the Purple Stripe family and is also known as Deerfield Purple.
These are lovely tall bulbs with lots of garlic flavor but is a bit mellower when raw lending itself to use in raw garlic dishes like ceviche, salsas, pestos, aoli, and bruchetta. It retains a nice garlicky flavor when cooked. Like all purple stripes, it has a higher sugar content so the sugars caramelize nicely when baked or roasted, creating a slightly sweeter tasting garlic. The wrappers are tight and is a decent storer of 6 months in proper storage conditions.
Contains 8-9 cloves per head.
Available in Seed stock and culinary
Seed stock is typically around 4-7 heads per pound, $18 lb, great for planting. Update 9/25/21 down to last box of seed. Sizing smaller side at 7 heads per pound.
Culinary stock is 9-11 heads per pound, $14 lb, great for eating