Silverskin Garlic

Silverskin Garlic Details

  • Type: softneck garlic (Sativum subspecies)
  • Shape:
    • Bulb: tallish to elliptical globes
  • Color:
    • Cloves: white or pink blushed; hard to peel
    • Leaves: often pale green, sometimes average green; generally very upright, sometimes droop at ends
    • Bulbils: rare, but on topsets when they may appear from stress or cold winters
  • Maturity: late (after all others)
  • Size:
    • Bulb: size varies by climate: 1.5 to 2.25 inches; larger possible
  • Yield:
    • Cloves: 8-12 cloves per bulb, up to 40; may produce secondary cloves on bottom of bulb; hard to peel
  • Taste: very mild to very hot
  • Disease or Environment Tolerance:
    • Soil & climate: best in mild winter with good soil and long season


  • Dormant: 4-6 months
  • Storage: 6-12 months

Sources: (where to buy)

Results for Silverskin Garlic in My Garden:

I haven’t grown many softneck varieties, since they are what we’ve bought for years from the store.

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