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Old June 10, 2019   #18
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After a while you find varieties that grow the largest heads, and learn how long each will hold in storage.

While I'll keep regrowing my German White from my first year of growing garlic in 2012, the "non-variety" Continental produces the largest heads and is the longest storing of all I have grown.

Music also produces large heads, but it doesn't store as long as Continental.

Last year I added Turkish Red and Zemo -- two incredibly hot, but very favorable varieties that don't store as well, so I used them first.

The years I grew Russian Red and Spanish Roja, I was overloaded with "twins" -- the double cloves mentioned above that would grow two heads in one planting hole.
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