Mid-season, Artichoke type. Introduced into North America around 1900, Polish Softneck is larger than most softnecks and has proven to be one of the most winter hardy. An excellent choice for northern gardeners, but it also performs well in southern regions. This one’s for lovers of hot garlic! Even after roasting, when most garlic mellows out, Polish Softneck maintains impressive heat that’s not too overpowering. Good choice for braiding. Stores 6-9 months. Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed.
Care: Plant 6-8″ apart, 1-2″ deep. Harvest when all but 3-4 leaves turn dry and brown (usually July). Hang to dry in cool, shady, ventilated area for 2 weeks, then store in a cool dark location.