Garlic - Knowledgebase Question

Whie Lake, NY
Question by tina55
February 7, 1998
What is the best variety of "Garlic" to grow in my area.

Answer from NGA
February 7, 1998


There are two types of garlic, soft-neck (Allium sativum), and hard-neck (Allium ophioscorodon. Soft neck garlic has a longer shelf life and is a little easier to grow. Hard neck garlic can send a flower stem up in mid-season. Remove the stem so the plant spends its energy making cloves instead of flowers. The hard-neck type grows larger cloves. Guess it boils down to a matter of taste. Why not try both types to see which you prefer?

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