Music Garlic - Heirloom Garlic
Music is a Porcelain Garlic with big easy to peel cloves. It performs well in colder climates. A good choice for gardeners and farmers since it is both popular and easy to grow.
Italy. Brought to North America by Mr. Al Music from Italy in 1980.
Flavour and Uses
Music has a medium hot taste with a true garlic flavour. The mellow, raw flavour is great in uncooked dips and salsa. This garlic is hot, sweet and pungent. Very good for roasting Cloves are large and easy to peel.
Appearance and size
Slender, regal leaves and a well curled scape. White skinned with a blush of pink. On an average 4-5 large cloves per bulb. While the outer wrappers are brilliant white (hence the name Porcelain) the clove skins often tend toward purple, though they can be white as well.
Harvest and Storage
Mid-season harvest. The wrappers are sturdy on Porcelains and so the bulbs can stand waiting a bit longer before harvesting, maybe when 50 - 65% of the leaves are browning. Always dig down and inspect the bulbs to make sure they're doing well and use your own judgement. Porcelains are a good storing garlic. Expect 8-9 months storage.
Best Planted in rows 30cm apart with 20cm between rows. The coverage that can be expected would be :
10 Cloves – 1m2
100 Cloves – 10m2
1000 Cloves – 100m2
Garlic is available to pre-order. The cloves will be ready to ship from the end of January in time for the ideal planting season. Should you order Garlic and add any other items to your order the entire order will be shipped together when the garlic is available for shipping.
Important to note
The Garlic being sold has been grown and harvested in the Western Cape and is direct from the farmer. The garlic is not imported. The varieties are acclimatized to South African conditions.