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MUSIC

MUSIC

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Mid-season, Porcelain type. 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. Exceptional shelf life for a Porcelain type, Music will store 9 months to a year. Very cold tolerant.

Garlic is shipped only in the fall—September through mid-October, depending on the season and the variety. Quantities are limited; order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to Idaho, US Territories, or Canada.
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Customer Reviews

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Russell E.
Love it!

Year two of planting it now. Big heads of giant cloves, great taste, keeps well. Used last year's harvest as seed for this year and grew about 32 heads of it. Scapes came up first of the three hardnecks I had this year by a wide margin, harvested earlier too.

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M.J.
Music

Music is our absolute favorite garlic. Rich full bodied medium-hot flavor. It is very vigorous and high yielding. It grows 3-4 feet tall.

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Mike
Bad

Received my garlic mid September but due to our exceptionally warm weather it was too early to plant. By the time I could plant it one of the bulbs had quite a few bad, moldy cloves so I only got to plant a little over half of what I purchased.

Hello! So sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with your garlic. It is best practice to plant when you receive the order. If that is not possible, we recommend storing them in a cool, dry, well ventilated location until you can plant. Our customer service has reached out to you via email on 11-6-23 to see if we can get you a refund or replacement package. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help!

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Lori
My favorite variety!

First year of planting this variety. I ended up with 22 large heads of Music garlic. Cloves are big and so easy to peel. I planted 4 different varieties this year and this one is my favorite for it's size and ease of peeling. Southern Minnesota that sometimes has pretty harsh winters! I have ordered more for planting next month.

Seed Depth 2-3"
Seed Spacing 6"
Cloves per Bulb Hardneck: 5-10; Softneck: 6-18
Cloves per Pound Hardneck: 40-65; Softneck: 50-90

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-like 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 the ground freezes
• 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

Pests & Diseases
• Common pests: onion thrips, stem & bulb nematodes
• Pest control: Pyrethrin, 5–7 year crop rotation
• Common diseases: Gray mold/Botrytis, rust
• 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
• 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 foliage and roots from bulbs and store in mesh bags
• Softnecks: you can keep leaves on and braid the whole plant

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