German White and Musik
German White and Musik are subvarieties of Porcelain, a variety of hard-neck garlic that has a thick bulb wrapper that tends to be parchment-like and tightly cover its few, but large, cloves. The outer bulb wrappers are often very white but some show a purple striping as you peel away the wrappers. Cloves are easy to peel.
Many subvarieties of Porcelain garlic are strong tasting and can store for ten months or more at cool room temperatures.
Marino, aka Merino
Marino is a subvariety of Rocambole, a variety of hard-neck garlic that has has a thinner bulb wrapper that may have have vivid mauve colors to signal its strong, rich and deep flavor. They have smaller cloves and require more time to peel.
Most subvarieties of Rocambole garlic are flavorful and very hot. They do not store as long as those of the Porcelain variety.
Go to the Garlic Department of the General Store to order our garlic online—we ship—it's a great gift for everyone but vampires.
We grow our garlic organically with rain and sun in a loam soil—amended with aged sheep manure— and weeded by hand with a hoe. As with most crops, the nurture of garlic, where and how it was grown, the type of soil—its fertility—the amount of rainfall, etc., will better determine its taste than the nature of garlic as described above
Click Garlic for information on how we grow it.