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Which type of garlic is best for my growing zone?

Hardneck vs. Softneck – Which type of garlic is best for my growing zone? 

  • Hardneck varieties are the best choice for Northern gardeners.
  1. Grows best in cold climates with longer winters.
  2. Have fewer but larger cloves per bulb.
  3. Are known for their complex flavors.
  4. Spicier taste.
  5. Produce a flower scape that should be cut and enjoyed in cooking.

 

  • Softneck varieties are the best choice for Southern gardeners.
  1. Grows best in warm climates with mild winters.
  2. Have more but smaller cloves per bulb.
  3. Long-term storage.
  4. Milder taste.
  5. Do not produce a flower scape. Instead, they have soft, braidable stems.

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