Silverskin Garlic, Sicilian Silver – 4 oz

9 in stock

    • 45 $


Quick Overview


Allium Sativum

FULL SUN Softnecks are more fragile than Hardnecks, but many Softnecks can withstand winters in Hardiness Zone 4. They cannot withstand winters in Hardiness Zones 1-3. The stems of Softnecks are pliable and can be braided for efficient storage. They are usually milder in flavor than Hardnecks, BUT they last much, much longer than Hardnecks, so it is a good idea to include 1-2 Softneck varieties in your collection so that you have garlic until the following season. The rule of thumb used to be that Softnecks did not produce scapes, but some do.

NEW! Silverskin Garlic, Sicilian Silver

Garlic, which is a member of the same group of plants as the onion, has been cultivated for millennia. As a cultivated plant, it is so old that it is difficult to credit a country of origin for this vegetable. All modern garlic belongs to one of two subspecies: hardneck (ophioscorodon) or softneck (sativum). Hardneck subspecies try to produce flower stalks with small aerial cloves called bulbils. Hardnecks will not produce large bulbs underground unless the flower stalks are removed. There are three varieties of hardneck garlic: Purple Striped, Porcelain and Rocambole. Softnecks have lost the ability, for the most part, to produce a flower stalk. However, under certain climatic situations, the bulbs may try to produce a flower stalk known as bolting. There are three varieties of softneck garlic: Artichoke, Silverskin and Creole.

Silverskins, softnecks, because of their superb storage capabilities, are the most familiar garlic varieties. They have the highest yields and do well in a variety of climates. There are usually 12-20 cloves per bulb.

Recommended Companion Plants