Conventionally Grown Garlic, Metechi

Spicy, Late Maturing Purple Stripe Hardneck

Item Number: FP536


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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  • Very strong, hot garlic
  • Grows larger than other garlics
  • 5-7 large cloves per bulb
  • Thick bulb wrapper, white on outer layers, with almost solid purple striping on its innermost layers
  • Easy to grow, easy to peel
  • Matures later and stores well for a hardneck
  • 2" and larger diameter bulbs
  • Approximately 4-6 bulbs per pound

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  • Container Compatible
  • Easy to Peel Cloves
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  • Hardneck
  • Spicy Flavor


Planting Time Fall Garlic Type Purple Stripe
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Fall
Garlic Type Purple Stripe
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer

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FREE SHIPPING on Garlic/Shallots when you spend $75 or more on Garlic and/or Shallots!

Free Standard Shipping on your order of garlic and/or shallots when you purchase $75 worth of garlic and/or shallots (before any applicable sales tax & shipping). Offer valid only on orders shipping to the lower 48 United States. Garlic/shallot orders with a shipping weight of up to 9 lbs. will ship SmartPost, while garlic/shallot orders with a shipping weight of more than 9 lbs. will ship via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery. Free shipping applies to boxes containing only garlic and/or shallots and no other items. Offer cannot be applied retroactively and is not valid in conjunction with special tier pricing or any other discount. Offer valid through November 15, 2017 at 11:59:59pm PST.

We cannot delay ship garlic/shallots. They will be shipped as soon as they are in stock. Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR, VI, ID, GU.

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 7.5"L x 5"W x 3.25"H


Limited Seed Garlic Guarantee (When Planted by November 15th)

Claim Deadline is 45 Days from Purchase or Delivery. (Claims placed after December 31st will be denied.)

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that the seed garlic we sell will germinate, provided you follow the steps listed in our Garlic Planting & Growing Guide. This guarantee is only available to customers who purchase their seed garlic directly from us.

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your garlic will remain alive & healthy, or sizes up properly, as there are too many variables beyond our control to be able to do so (i.e. soil preparation, fertilization, weed and pest control, temperature control, irrigation, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If you encounter a significant lack of germination of your garlic (over 50%), please contact us within 45 days of delivery. If we determine that your garlic had a significant lack of germination, we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your garlic (excluding shipping).* This 45-day time frame is meant to allow you up to 2 weeks to plant your garlic, and up to 4 weeks to check for signs of growth.

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the lack of germination of your garlic.


Excellent product!

Just received my garlic order and the quality is superb! I have ordered seed garlic before, from other suppliers and the quality was no where near these (I got Metechi & Music). I live in Maine and will be fall-planting my garlic this weekend. Looking forward to next years supply!! Thank you Peaceful Valley!!

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Love this garlic!

Like the review from Alaska, I have tried other types of garlic, including Music, and Metechi has not only grown the best, but produced huge bulbs with large cloves that are easy to peel and taste great. I have found them to be extremely good keepers, too - I am just finishing off last year's crop now (August). Granted, they are starting to sprout, but still usable. I tried Metechi three years ago, and now only grow this strain of garlic. Love it!

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Awesome Garlic

I am in SE Alaska, with summer temps rarely topping 65 degrees and lots of rain. We got four different varieties and the Metechi is far and above the winner. The bulbs were huge and in good shape. We planted Metechi, Music, German Red and a locally sourced Siberian. Before we planted any, we did a taste test, making a garlic dip, with the exact same recipe for each variety of garlic. The German Red was a very mild, not exciting garlic. The local Siberian was about like the grocery store garlic. The Music had good heat, which hit hard, but dissipated quickly. The Metechi was hot and stayed hot. I love ht garlic and had a hard time eating the dip at the levels the others were good, and in the german reds case, boring. We figured that the recipe called for 7 cloves, we could have easily done 4 metechi and been about the same heat level. If you like bold garlic, this is the stuff! We will be exclusively planting metechi from now on! Oh, and it grows great. Its huge. Some stalks are twice the diameter of my thumb. The music is a close second. Both are great garlics and are doing wonderfully. The German Red is fairly small, but the cloves we got were all small too. It has been disappointing all around. Even the local Siberian can't compare to the Music and Metechi...

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