- A rich, musky mellow Garlic
- Harvests early in summer - stores into mid-winter.
Polish Softneck is an excellent early season garlic with a deep rich flavor to it but only a little bite.
It has long been a gardener's favorite because it is an early harvesting, richly flavored light-to medium pungency garlic that grows almost anywhere. In addition, its parchment-like bulb wrappers make it a very good braiding garlic. That's a lot to like in a garlic that when properly grown and stored will keep through the winter and it is a prolific grower and a good commercial garlic.
It matures after the mild Red Toch and before Inchelium Red, which is a little stronger most years. It grows well in warm winter areas and is quite hardy.
Polish Softneck ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-4 on the pungency side. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a little bite, but is still on the light side.
When grown and harvested properly, Polish Softneck is an excellent all- around general use garlic and a very good baker baker. It's a very good grower's garlic as it has many large cloves (even the innermost cloves are of good size) and it stores well under proper conditions.