Hardneck Garlic

Music Garlic

Music Garlic

XG223

Mid-season. Music hits the top of the charts when it comes to yields. In trials at Michigan State University, Music out-produced all others with a harvest of over 13,500 pounds per acre! White skinned with just a blush of pink, this garlic makes big cloves that are easy-to-peel. The taste is a medium hot, true garlic flavor that lasts for a long time. Music will store 9 months to a year. Very cold tolerant.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall-late September or early October, depending on the season. Quantities are limited; order before September 15th for best availability.

PLEASE READ: Not available to Idaho or Canada.

Approximately 40-65 cloves per pound.
  • XG223/D
  • 8 oz shipped in fall
  • $14.95

  • XG223/E
  • 1 lb shipped in fall
  • $23.95

  • XG223/G
  • 5 lbs shipped in fall
  • $89.95
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Folklore is rife with tales of garlic's ability to bestow strength and courage, treat a vast array of disease and infections, and to ward off evil. Modern day medicine has shown this remarkable food to be powerfully effective at boosting the immune system, supporting cardiovascular health, and fighting cancer.

Hardneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon Cloves grow in a single circle around a central woody stem. These varieties also produce, or attempt to produce, a flower stalk. What makes these garlics stand out is the range and quality of flavors they exhibit. Hardneck garlics typically have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Softneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. sativum These varieties produce cloves in several layers around a soft central stem. Approximate cloves per pound can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. These easy-to-grow garlics are excellent in the kitchen and usually have the best storage qualities. Great for braiding.

Elephant Garlic: Allium ampeloprasum Not a true garlic, these enormous bulbs have much milder and sweeter flavor than garlic, as it's related more closely to a leek. Elephant garlic is planted 6-8 inches apart and covered with 4-6 inches of soil.

Culture
• Garlic thrives in rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0
• Work in 1 inch layer of compost, 1/2 cup of bone meal, 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet
• When spring growth begins: water to keep the soil slightly moist, and fertilize with Age Old Grow or TSC's Complete fertilizer
• As harvest approaches: water less to avoid molding or staining
• Hardnecks: cut off any flowering stems (scapes) at the top leaf to redirect energy to the bulb; scapes can be used like green onions

Direct Sowing
• In Northern regions, garlic is best planted by the end of October, or 6-8 weeks before frost
• Southern regions may plant as late as March
• Separate the cloves of garlic just prior to planting, keeping as much skin on as possible
• Plant cloves pointed end up
• Mulch with clean straw or leaves to 4 inches

Insects & Diseases
• Adapted to many climates, garlic is easy to grow and is bothered by few pests
Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation, avoid soggy soil

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when the top 4-5 leaves are slightly green, and lower leaves are dry
• Begin checking for mature bulbs in late June
• Each green leaf represents one layer of covering over the bulb in the ground
• If there are no green leaves when you harvest, you may find the cloves are exposed when you dig up the garlic
• Tie the plants in small bundles and dry in a cool, shaded, well-ventilated location for about 3-4 weeks
• After curing is done, cut the heads from foliage and store in mesh bags
• Softnecks: you can keep leaves on and braid the whole plant
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Amazing Product
Aug 16, 2016  |  By Julie
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Wonderful garlic & easy to grow.
Amazing!
Jul 24, 2016  |  By Elizabeth
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I planted 1lb of garlic last fall and harvested 4lbs this summer! Grows well even in my poor clay soil. Well worth the money!
Love it!
Jul 22, 2015  |  By Jessica Veldman
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I ordered this garlic years ago and it does amazing. I use the largest heads and the biggest cloves from them to replant every year and it does great.
Easy to grow, great taste, HUGE!
Jul 11, 2015  |  By RJT
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I love this garlic. It's incredibly low maintenance, the bulbs are a great size (the cloves are huge!), and it tastes great. So much flavor! The scapes are delicious as well...don't waste those. Make sure you enjoy them as well, because they're a fantastic addition to a spring vegetable stir fry! We'll be growing this every year. It does great in our mild and wet Pacific Northwest winters.
Best Seed Garlic
Oct 18, 2014  |  By Daniel Warren
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This year I wanted to increase my Music Garlic production. I ordered from 3 different sources and am happy to report that Territorial shipped the Biggest Bulbs. Averages around 95 Grams, all other sources sent from 60-80 Gram Bulbs.. Great Garlic. Thank you.
Arctic Cold Hardy for Sure
Sep 4, 2014  |  By thomas
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I live in Palmer AK and planted Music Garlic (from Territorial Seed Co) last October. I planted it in two locations. One in south facing next to the house cold frame bed structure and the other in an exposed raised bed that is typically one of the more shaded raised beds I have. Mulched both locations with leaves, but not really that much, just a few inches. I was told to mulch more like 8-12 inches. Anyway, every clove planted came up, but we did have an unusually mild winter. The cold frame plantings were about 6 weeks ahead of the outdoor, in fact I pinched the scapes in mid June. The outdoor ones I just pinched the last two scapes last week, but had pinched the others about 2.5 weeks ago. I have removed two bulbs from the cold frame plants just to peek, they are smallish but have formed cloves, and I haven't eaten them, but overall look like they are going to be great nevertheless. This is my first attempt at growing garlic, and I would say so far, delightfully successful.
Big Surprise
Aug 10, 2014  |  By Yifang
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The cloves are so big ,even as big as elephant garlic. The small cloves produce bulbs with fewer but big cloves. I peeled out all the cloves I cut when dug too close to the bulb together to use first in cooking and have to taste the cloves to decide if it's music garlic, for elephant garlic seems to need more cure time to break the bitterness. I am happy with music garlic, it saves me labor when I need much garlic. One clove equals to 1/4-1/3 bulb of other garlic. They are also more flavorful than other garlic, like the ones we usually get from Costco Warehouse.
Awesome
Aug 3, 2014  |  By Jennifer
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This garlic did fantastic in eastern MA. So far this has been the best garlic I have tried in my garden to date. Big healthy plants produced big heads of garlic with large cloves. I should have ordered more last year. At the rate we are eating this beauty up, we won't have enough to replant! Will order this variety again.
Excellent flavor; very good storage
Jul 23, 2013  |  By Janet R
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I ordered my garlic from Territorial years ago & save cloves to replant. This garlic has never let me down. It grows very well in my Zone 6 loamy clay. Use organic fertilizer at planting and top dress with the same fertilizer and compost in spring will produce large, flavorful cloves.