We have 4 different varieties of garlic this year!
Soft- Neck or Hard-Neck?
Soft-neck garlic keeps for a long time, up to 10 months in proper conditions. It has a relatively mild flavor that is great for cooking and fresh eating, and usually has an outer row of large cloves and an inner row of smaller ones. Our selections are easy to peel. Their soft necks allow you to braid them together for attractive gifts or storage.
Hard-neck garlic has stronger, more individual and complex flavors reflective of the regional soil and weather patterns, similar to wine. They are favorites for roasting. The stiff central stems will send up edible, curly ‘scapes‘ in summer that can be harvested while tender for stir-fries, garnish or sauces. Hard-neck garlic has a single row of large cloves and is easy to peel, however it does not store as long as soft-necks — cure the bulbs and eat within 4-6 months.