Continental Garlic is more of a general grouping of varieties, than a distinct variety, itself. Music is a garlic variety that is part of this group.
- Type: hardneck garlic
- Bulb: highly symmetrical; globe shaped;
- Bulb skins: porcelain or purple-streaked; fine to slightly coarse textured
- Cloves often streaked heavily with dull but striking purple; varying degrees of pink blush. Vivid, compared to rocamboles.
- Maturity: late season (after artichoke garlic and rocamboles, about the same time as silverskins
- Bulb: 1.5 to 2.5 inches; 4-6 cloves most commonly, 3-10 possible; Harder to peel than rocambole, but easier than softnecks
- Yield: Slightly less productive than Rocambole
- Flavor: mild after harvest, but hotter after curing; higher flavor than softnecks
- Disease or Environmental Tolerance:
- Soil & climate: best in cold winters; good soil needed for good size bulbs
- Relatively rare
- Share qualities of rocambole, but longer storage time
- Dormant: 4-5 months
- Storage: 4-8 months
Sources: (where to buy)
Results from My Garden with Continental Garlic:
I have grown Music garlic, and it is probably our favorite. See details on Music Garlic here.