Singing the Praises of Music Garlic

What is it about Music Garlic that makes it the most popular seed garlic varieties to grow with our customers?

  • Hardneck – First of all, it's a hardneck garlic and hardnecks have more complex flavors than the softneck garlic that is usually found in grocery stores. Music is one of the hardnecks known as a porcelain garlic, and it is beautiful. New to garlic? Our blog has a quick intro to the kinds of garlic.

  • Easy to Grow – Music is a hardy garlic that likes cold weather. It can grow up to 3-4' tall. Its dark green leaves are stabilized by long roots.

  • Stores Well – After harvest, the music garlic bulbs store 3-6 months in good conditions (meaning dry, cool, and well-ventilated).

  • Large Cloves – The Music cloves are large and easy to peel.

  • Excellent Flavor – The flavors of Music are described as mildly to medium hot, with musky, rich taste.

  • High Allicin Levels – Music has a high content of allicin, which researchers say is a powerful antioxidant.

If this has piqued your interest in garlic you can also try our Garlic Combo Pack.


    • I grew Music garlic this past year and it was the best crop I have ever had. I’m saving the largest cloves as seed garlic for 2021-2022 although it is tempting to eat them. Easy to peel. Perfect.

      Mark Robinowitz
    • David, if I am interpreting your comment, your Music garlic does not bulb up properly and that you are only getting a single clove in your bulb. If that is true, then maybe your growing conditions are not right for that variety. Hardneck garlic needs a good cold winter to properly bulb up. Also make sure you are fertilizing in the spring with either a balanced fertilizer or one that has more phosphorus in the mix.

    • My music produces numerous single clove specimens. What are they called, ‘rounds’? I’ve randomly selected for this and my harvest of these seems to be increasing. Is this random luck? Do I need to get more rigorous with my records? Or is my impression likely true?

      I also select for 2, 3 or 4 clove bulbs and seem to have good luck.

      Mr David Hopkins
    • Dan- music should be planted in the Fall to get a good cold treatment over the winter. If you plant it in the spring your garlic may not bulb up.

    • Do you have the Music variety garlic available to purchase for this spring planting?

      Dan Schwallier

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