Singing the Praises of 'Music' Garlic

What is it about 'Music' garlic that makes it the most popular seed garlic with our customers? Hardneck First of all, it's a hardneck garlic and all the hardnecks have more complex flavors than the softneck garlic 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 cloves 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 sampler..

4 comments

  • 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.

    Suzanne
  • 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.

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

    Dan Schwallier

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