A large proportion of the garlic grown in Peru is grown in the southern region of the country. This is also where White Lion Produce grows their garlic, and their main export markets are located in Mexico, Brazil, the United States, and Australia.
The Peruvian garlic season for exports runs from September to January. There are usually some small volumes available in July and September, but we don’t participate in that, due to the fact that the grades are generally quite small.
“Purple Fire is a new garlic variety that is grown only in the Peruvian highlands. It is grown and harvested at around 3,000 to 4,000 meters above sea level and this location gives the garlic a deep purple color. The color is almost comparable with a red onion in its intensity and there are really no other kinds like it on the garlic market.