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Identifying Garlic

Posted by wolverine1012 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 2, 12 at 12:22

I have some garlic grown from "grocery store" garlic. I know that it is softneck, but it there any way to further identify it?

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RE: Identifying Garlic

It would be near impossible to find out for sure. If it was from the U.S. and you had the information on the bulk packaging there would be a chance by making some phone calls. You probably have "California Early" or "California Late" if it was produced in the U.S.. If it was imported, who knows.

Probably best to just call it Garlic. Best of luck!

RE: Identifying Garlic

I have some of that I've. I think it is "California Early." I'm pretty sure it's an Artichoke variety in any case.

RE: Identifying Garlic

It really doesn't matter what it is, we'll just use it for cooking. Only curious if there was a way to classify other than hard/soft neck.

RE: Identifying Garlic

Softneck garlic can be further classified as Silverskin or Artichoke.

Hardnecks can be classified as Porcelain, Purple Stripe, Marbled Purple Stripe, Glazed Purple Stripe, and Rocambole; plus three others that often produce softnecks but are still classified as hardnecks- Creole,Asiatic and Turban.

I agree with the others that if it's a softneck from the grocery store it's probably either 'Cali early' or 'Cali late'.

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