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.

Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.

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Approximately 40-65 cloves per pound.
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Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To See Hardneck and Softneck information below for cloves per pound.
1-2″4-6″N/AN/ANot Required


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.
CULTURE: People all over the world have used garlic for centuries. Specialty garlic is a food that can be enjoyed in a manner much like fine wine. Garlic thrives in rich, well drained, composted soil with a pH between 6-7. Adapted to many climates, garlic is easy to grow and is bothered by few pests. Separate the cloves of garlic just prior to planting. In the maritime Northwest, garlic is best planted by October so it has time to establish a good root system before cold damp weather settles in. When spring growth begins, water to keep the soil slightly moist, and fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer applied every 2 weeks until bulbing begins. As harvest approaches, watering should be less frequent to avoid molding or staining. Cut off any flowering stems at the top leaf to redirect energy to the bulb.
HARVEST: Garlic should be harvested when 3-4 green leaves remain on the stem. 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. After about 2 weeks, you can hang the bundles in a cool location, out of any direct sunlight. You can also remove the stems and store the garlic heads in a mesh bag.

Hardneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. ophioscorodon
These garlics typically produce 5-10 cloves per head. Approximate cloves per pound is 40-65 but this can vary based on seasonal conditions and the variety. 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 have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

Softneck Garlic: Allium sativum subsp. sativum
These varieties produce 6-18 cloves in several layers around a soft central stem. Approximate cloves per pound is 50-90 but this 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 a much milder and sweeter flavor than garlic, as it's related more closely to a leek.
CULTURE: Elephant garlic is planted 6-8 inches apart and covered with 4-6 inches of soil.

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.

Sorry, not available to Idaho or Canada.
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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.