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.
NOTE:None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale. If you grow this cultivar organically and wish to sell it in our online farmers market, please click here to contact us!